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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Mairin Bellack
Steve Schapiro
609-963-1975
RELEASE: September 20, 2019


I-76 eastbound ramp to I-295 northbound closed and detoured tonight as the Direct Connection project advances

Closure necessary to install ITS equipment

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the I-76 eastbound ramp to I-295 northbound will be closed and detoured tonight as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. 

Beginning at 10 p.m., tonight, Friday, September 20 until 7 a.m. Saturday, September 21, NJDOT’s contractor, Conti Enterprises, Inc., will close and detour the ramp from I-76 eastbound to I-295 northbound for the installation of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) equipment. The following detour will be in place tonight:
I-76 eastbound to I-295 northbound detour:

  • Motorists traveling on I-76 eastbound wishing to take the ramp to I-295 northbound will be directed to continue on I-76 eastbound
  • Stay to the left and take Exit 1A to I-295 southbound
  • Take I-295 southbound to Exit 25A/Route 47
  • Take the ramp to I-295 northbound

The work is part of the $900 million Direct Connection project that will provide a seamless route for I-295 motorists traveling through the interchange of I-295, I-76, and Route 42. The Direct Connection project has been divided into four construction contracts, with completion expected in the fall of 2024. NJDOT's project website provides construction activity schedules and updates.
Variable message signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of traffic pattern changes associated with Direct Connection. 

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 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.
 
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  Last Updated:  September 20, 2019