NJDOT Project to Require Overnight Ramp and Lane Closures on I-76 and I-295

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(Lindenwold, NJ) – Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr., has been notified by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) that it will be closing several lanes and ramps tonight along I-76 eastbound and I-295 northbound as the Direct Connection project advances.

“Even overnight, closures and detours can have a significant impact on traffic flow, patterns, and travel times,” Cappelli said. “Motorists should be aware of the posted detours and plan ahead for how this project may impact their route. As always, be extra cognizant of sudden stops and reduced speeds on the roadway when driving in or around the construction zone.”

Beginning at 10 p.m., tonight, Thursday, Feb. 13 until 5 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, NJDOT crews will close and detour the ramp from I-76 eastbound to I-295 southbound to replace damaged concrete construction barrier.

The following signed detour will be in place overnight:

(10 p.m. Thursday, February 13 until 5:00 a.m. Friday, February 14)


  • Motorists traveling on I-76 eastbound to I-295 southbound will be directed to take Exit 1B (which comes before the closed exit 1A) to Route I-295 northbound
  • Take Exit 28/Route 168 to I-295 southbound


Beginning at 10 p.m. tomorrow, until 5 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, all lanes on I-295 northbound are scheduled to be closed and detoured between Exits 26 and 27 to reset construction barrier for daytime work and repair damaged bridge parapets. 

The following signed detour will be in place overnight:

(10 p.m. Friday, February 14 until 5:00 a.m. Saturday, February 15)


  • Motorists traveling northbound on I-295 between Exits 26 and 27 will be directed to keep left and take Exit 26 to I-76 westbound
  • Continue on I-76 westbound and take Exit 2 towards I-676 northbound
  • Continue on I-676 northbound and take Exit 1 to Collings Avenue
  • Turn right onto Collings Avenue
  • Turn left onto the ramp towards I-676 southbound/I -76 eastbound
  • Continue on I-76 eastbound to Exit 1B towards I-295 northbound


The work is part of the $900 million Direct Connection project. The Direct Connection project has been divided into four construction contracts, with completion expected in the fall of 2024.

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 real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page.