NJDOT Projects to Require Overnight Closures on I-295 Southbound

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(Lindenwold, NJ) – Freeholder Barbara Holcomb, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, has been notified by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) that it will be closing the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound overnight as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr.

“This is an ongoing project that periodically requires overnight closures in order to accommodate crews,” Holcomb said. “Motorists should be aware of how these closures will impact their route and plan accordingly. Even overnight, road closures can cause sudden stops and shifting traffic patterns. Motorists should be extra cognizant of vehicles, crews, and debris that may end up in the roadway when traveling through the construction area.”


Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Friday, July 31, until 8 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 1, NJDOT will close the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo’s Curve, for roadway construction activities. All motorists traveling on I-295 southbound will be directed to stay left onto Exit 26. The following detour will be in place overnight:


I-295 southbound to Route 42 southbound/I-295 southbound detour:

  • Motorists traveling on I-295 southbound to Route 42 southbound will be directed to exit left at Exit 26/I-76 westbound
  • Take I-76 westbound to Exit 2/I-676 northbound
  • Take I-676 northbound to Exit 1/Collings Avenue
  • Turn right onto Collings Avenue
  • Turn left onto I-676 southbound which becomes I-76 eastbound
  • Take I-76 eastbound to Exit 1A/I-295 southbound



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.