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

Construction Activities

March 2014 to July 2014*

Route 42 from Creek Road to Browning Road
  • Construction of retaining wall foundations and portions of retaining walls and noise barriers
  • Construction of temporary pedestrian bridge across Route 42 for Creek Road pedestrians
I-295 from Creek Road to Route 42
  • Continued construction of center 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
I-76 from Kings Highway to Route 130
  • Replacement of portion of median barrier
  • Drainage improvements, pavement reconstruction and milling/paving of portions of I-76 westbound and associated ramps (ongoing)
Creek Road
  • Utility relocations (ongoing)
  • Construction of new sanitary sewer, east of Route 42
  • Construction of new traffic signals at the intersections with Harding Avenue and at Edgewood Avenue. Includes new curb and sidewalk.
  • 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
  • Utility relocations (ongoing)
  • Completion of paving on northern half of bridge and then transfer of traffic to northern half of bridge
  • Construction of southern half of Bell Road bridge. New northern half of bridge used with one-lane traffic signal operation. (ongoing)

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:  March 5, 2014