New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced on July 7, 2020 that Creek Road eastbound over I-295 will be closed during the day on Wednesday, July 8 with alternating traffic to establish a traffic shift as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County.
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, until 3:30 p.m., NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close Creek Road eastbound between Booth Drive and Essex Avenue to re-stripe the roadway and implement a new traffic pattern.
When complete, Creek Road will be narrowed to one 11-foot lane in each direction with eastbound and westbound traffic shifted to the eastbound side of the Bridge over I-295.
Next week, construction barriers will be placed to create a work zone in the westbound lanes in preparation of bridge demolition.
The $180 million federally-funded project will build new ramps connecting Route 42 northbound to I-295 southbound, and I-295 northbound to Route 42 southbound in order to allow for the direct movement of traffic between the two roadways.
These are commonly known as the “missing moves.” The project will also include the demolition and reconstruction of the Creek Road Bridge over I-295 between Route 42 and Almonesson Road.
The majority of the project will be built off of the roadways and will have minimal impact on traffic on Route 42 and I-295. The project is expected to be completed in late 2023.
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 construction updates and real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page.