(Lindenwold, NJ) – Camden County Commissioner Al Dyer has been notified by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) that the right lane on I-295 northbound is scheduled to be closed Thursday and Friday during the day to continue work on the retaining wall investigation in Bellmawr.
“Motorists should expect heavy congestion on I-295 northbound and Route 42 northbound. If possible, you should plan an alternate route during peak travel times,” said Dyer, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “When the overall project is completed, it will alleviate much of the traffic congestion currently experienced on a daily basis. It will be a monumental change for this highway interchange creating a substantial upgrade to the current configuration.”
From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., tomorrow, Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30, the right lane on I-295 northbound will be closed beginning just past the Creek Road overpass before Exit 26 where the highway splits for I-76 toward Philadelphia/I-295 toward Trenton and will continue through the tunnel. The closure is necessary for continued excavation work on the retaining wall that partially collapsed in March. Future lane closures may be necessary as the investigation continues. Motorists should expect congestion on I295 northbound and Route 42 northbound.
The wall was built as part of the new roadway on the Direct Connection project that was not yet open to traffic. The removal of the panels from the damaged portion of the wall is complete. Excavation work is continuing to examine the soil below the wall, which is being done in stages and is expected to take a few weeks.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.