NJDOT to Implement Overnight Lane Closures This Weekend as Bridges Over Timber Creek Project Nears Completion

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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 there will be overnight lane closures this weekend on Route 42 in both directions as the Bridges over Timber Creek and Lower Landing Road project nears completion between Gloucester, Camden County and Deptford, Gloucester County.

“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 8 p.m., Friday, September 11, until 6 a.m., Saturday, September 12, NJDOT is scheduled to close two lanes on Route 42 northbound to restripe the road into the final configuration. Route 42 southbound traffic will not be affected.


On Saturday, September 12, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday, September 13, two lanes on Route 42 southbound are scheduled to be closed to restripe the road into its final configuration. Route 42 northbound traffic will not be affected.


Next week from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. each night Monday, September 14 through Friday, September 18, Route 42 will have two lanes of traffic closed for paving beginning in the northbound direction. One lane will be maintained at all times. Once the northbound lanes are completed, paving will move to the southbound lanes.


In the coming weeks additional overnight lane closures may be required as needed to complete the Bridges over Timber Creek project. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during the closures.


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.