NJDOT Projects to Require Overnight Closures on Route 42, I-295 Southbound

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(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 the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound as the Direct Connection project advances.

The Department will also be closing lanes overnight on Route 42 as part of the Bridge over Timber Creek and Lower Landing Road project.

“These are ongoing projects that periodically require 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, Feb. 21, until 8 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 22, crews will close the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo’s Curve, to replace damaged construction barrier.  All motorists traveling on I-295 southbound will be directed to stay left onto Exit 26.

The following detour will be in place overnight:

  • 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


Additionally, beginning at 10:30 p.m., tonight, crews are scheduled to close the left and center lanes on Route 42 northbound in the vicinity of the bridges over Timber Creek and shift traffic into the right lane to install construction barrier to prepare for a traffic shift.  One lane of northbound traffic will be maintained. 

By 5:30 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 22, all three lanes on Route 42 northbound will reopen.  The left lane of Route 42 northbound will cross into the median and return to the mainline beyond the staged work area.  This configuration will remain in place until summer 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.