(Lindenwold, NJ) – Camden County Commissioner Al Dyer was notified by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) that Route 42 southbound ramps to and from Creek Road will be closed and detoured tonight as Missing Moves project advances.
“Residents should be aware that in addition to these ramp closures, the ongoing construction will continue to impact their commute for the duration of the project,” said Dyer, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “When this 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.”
Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, March 16, until 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, NJDOT is scheduled to close the Route 42 southbound Exit 14 ramp to Creek Road and the ramp from Creek Road to Route 42 southbound. The closures are necessary to mill and pave the road. The following detours will be in place:
Route 42 southbound Exit 14 ramp to Creek Road detour:
. Motorists traveling on Route 42 southbound wishing to take Exit 14 to Creek Road will be directed to continue on Route 42 southbound
. Take Exit 12/CR 544 to Route 41 – Deptford/Woodbury/Runnemede
. Stay right and follow signs to Route 41/CR 544 east – Runnemede/Glassboro
. Follow CR 544 east/Clements Bridge Road
. Turn right on Route 41 southbound
. Stay right and take the ramp Route 42 northbound
. Take Exit 14/Creek Road
. Turn left on Edgewood Avenue back to Creek Road
Creek Road ramp to Route 42 southbound detour:
. Motorists wishing to get on Route 42 southbound from Creek Road will be directed to continue on Creek Road eastbound
. Turn right onto Edgewood Avenue
. Turn right onto Leaf Avenue
. Take the ramp onto Route 42 northbound
. Take Route 42 north, which becomes I-76 west
. Take Exit 1C/Market Street
. Make a left onto Market Street
. Make a right onto the ramp for I-76 eastbound which becomes Route 42 southbound
The work is part of the Direct Connection project that will provide a seamless route for I-295 motorists traveling through the interchange of I-295, I-76, and Route 42. The Direct Connection project has been divided into four separate construction contracts, with completion of the fourth and final contract expected in the fall of 2024. NJDOT’s project website provides construction activity schedules and updates.
Portable variable message signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.