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I-295/I-76/Route 42 Direct Connection

Construction Activities

August 2014 to January 2015*

Route 42 from Creek Road to Browning Road
  • Construction of retaining wall foundations and portions of retaining walls and noise barriers
I-295 from Creek Road to Route 42
  • Construction of southerly portion of I-295 roadway and new I-295 bridge over Essex Avenue
I-295 from Route 42 to Route 168
  • Construction of retaining wall foundations and portions of retaining walls on I-295 southbound
  • Reconstruction of shoulders and widening on I-295 northbound
  • Construction of drainage pipe crossings
  • Construction of noise barriers on I-295 northbound
  • Pavement reconstruction on I-295 northbound and southbound at Route 168
  • Construction of retaining walls and bridge abutments
I-76 from Browning Road to Kings Highway
  • Construction of retaining walls and foundations
  • Construction of bridge piers in I-76 median
I-76 from Kings Highway to Route 130
  • Drainage improvements, pavement reconstruction and milling/paving of portions of I-76 westbound, eastbound and associated ramps (ongoing)
Creek Road
  • Utility relocations (ongoing)
  • Construction of northern half of Creek Road bridge. Southern half remains with two-way traffic operation. (ongoing)
Edgewood Avenue
  • Construction of drainage facilities near Creek Road intersection
  • Restriping roadway to a three-lane section near Creek Road intersection
Bell Road
  • Completion of construction of southern half of Bell Road bridge. New northern half of bridge used with one-lane traffic signal operation.

NOTE: Due to the need to maintain the existing number of traffic lanes during peak periods, there will be a significant amount of work to be done at night. Nighttime lane closures will occur periodically throughout construction.

*Timeframe is subject to contractor schedule and weather.

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  Last Updated:  July 15, 2014