New Jersey Department of Transportation (NDOT) officials recently announced the opening of newly constructed Exit 14 ramps as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Bellmawr and Runnemede.
The new Exit 14 interchange is located just before the old Exit 14 interchange between Route 42 northbound and Leaf Avenue.
Upon opening the Exit 14 ramps to and from Benigno Avenue, the existing Exit 14 ramps to and from Leaf Avenue will be permanently closed.
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.
*Post was updated on 7/21/2022 at 2:35 p.m.