I-295 north Exit 60 ramp to I-195 east to be closed
and detoured overnight in Mercer County
Closure is necessary for slope stabilization project
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the overnight closure of the I-295 north Exit 60 ramp to I-195 east for a slope stabilization project in Hamilton, Mercer County.
Beginning at 10 p.m., tonight, Friday, September 13, until 5 a.m., Saturday, September 14, NJDOT’s contractor PKF Mark III, will close the I-295 northbound Exit 60 ramp to I-195 eastbound to clear vegetation underneath the ramp and prepare for construction of a retaining wall. The following signed detour will be in place overnight:
I-295 north to I-195 east detour
- Motorists wishing to travel eastbound on I-195 should take Exit 60 towards Route 29 north/Route 129 north
- Keep left and continue on Route 29 north towards Trenton
- Stay in the right lane and take the exit for South Lamberton Road/Duck Island
- Take the ramp for Route 29 south/I-195/I-295
- Continue on I-195 eastbound
The $3.3 million dollar state-funded project will address a slope failure along the southern embankment of I-295 north Exit 60 ramp to I-195 eastbound. The contractor will work to stabilize the roadway by constructing a retaining wall and reinforcing concrete pilings, resurface pavement, and replace guiderails and a light fixture on the ramp. The project is expected to be complete by summer 2020.
Variable messaging signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the motoring public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work. NJDOT will provide more information before any lane closures are scheduled.
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.
Please note, the NJDOT Communications Office has a new phone number – 609-963-1975.