(Lindenwold, NJ) – Freeholder Barbara Holcomb, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, has been informed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) that it will be closing several lanes and ramps tonight along Route 42 northbound as the Bridges over Timber Creek project advances.
“Although the full roadway will not be closed, motorists should expect delays and shifting traffic patterns along the roadway while crews are at work overnight,” Holcomb said. “If you plan to drive through the area, be sure to be extra cognizant of sudden stops and reduced speeds on the roadway and remain vigilant for crews or debris that may end up in the roadway.”
Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, July 24, the left and center lanes on Route 42 northbound in the vicinity of the Bridges over Timber Creek will close. One lane of northbound traffic will be maintained in the temporary roadway between the two bridges. This closure will allow the contractor to install construction barrier to prepare for a traffic shift.
By 5 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, July 25, the temporary roadway between the two bridges will be closed and all northbound traffic will be shifted back onto the newly reconstructed bridge, with three lanes of traffic maintained. This shift will allow the contractor to dismantle the temporary roadway and continue work in the median.
The $9.6 million federally-funded project, which began in September 2017, will demolish and replace the two bridge deck spans on the Route 42 Bridges over Timber Creek and Lower Landing Road and make repairs to the piers and abutments. The project has been designed in stages with the bridge deck replaced one side at a time to reduce the impact to motorists. The project is anticipated to be complete by fall 2020.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page.