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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Mairin Bellack
Judith Drucker
RELEASE: April 5, 2019

I-295 southbound ramp to Route 47 southbound closed and detoured for bridge replacement project in Gloucester

One lane will remain open in both directions during construction on Route 47

(Trenton) -New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the closure and detour of the I-295 southbound ramp/Exit 25A onto Route 47/Delsea Drive southbound as the Route 47 Bridge over I-295 bridge replacement project between Westville and Deptford in Gloucester County advances.

Beginning at 10 p.m., Monday, April 8, until 5 a.m. the next morning, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, will fully close and detour the I-295 southbound ramp/Exit 25A (Deptford/Glassboro) onto Route 47 southbound for approximately three months. Traffic will be detoured to Exit 24B/CR 551 (Westville/Woodbury Hts.)

I-295 southbound ramp/Exit 25A onto Route 47 southbound detour:

  • Motorists on I-295 southbound wishing to take Exit 25A to Route 47 southbound will be directed to take Exit 24B/CR 551 (Westville/Woodbury Heights)
  • Bear left onto CR 551 South/Woodbury Heights
  • Continue on CR 551 South which becomes North Evergreen Avenue
  • Turn left onto CR 642/Red Bank Avenue, which becomes Tacoma Avenue to Route 47

One lane of traffic will continue to be maintained in each direction on Route 47/Delsea Drive with both lanes shifted to the east side of the bridge. Once the west side of the bridge is reconstructed, traffic will be shifted onto the newly completed bridge deck to allow work to be done on the east side of the bridge. Motorists will be advised of any traffic shifts in advance.

Half of the bridge span, sidewalk, parapet and abutment superstructure will be demolished and reconstructed during this stage of construction. New roadway approaches, ADA accessible sidewalks and highway lighting will be constructed over the new portion of bridge deck span. At the end of this stage, the I-295 southbound ramp/Exit 25A will be reopened and to allow work on the other half of the bridge.  

The $7.7 million federally-funded project will replace the existing concrete deck, parapets and superstructure, which is in poor condition. It also will bring the vertical clearance of the bridge up from 14 feet 4 inches, to meet current standards of 16 feet 6 inches. The project is expected to be completed in late 2020.

Portable variable message signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the motoring 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.

Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news and updates follow us on the NJDOT Facebook page or on Twitter @NJDOT_info.                  

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  Last Updated:  April 5, 2019