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Al-Jo’s Curve Traffic Advisory: Expect Continued, Overnight Lane Closures This Week as Direct Connection Project Advances

The closures are necessary for the installation of a construction barrier and temporary lighting.

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials have announced the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo’s Curve, and the right lane on I-76 eastbound, are scheduled to be closed overnight this week as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr.

The I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Monday, September 19, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 20.

Work will continue each night through Friday, September 23 during the same times.

The Friday night work will be complete by 7 a.m. Saturday, September 24.

The right lane on I-295 southbound after Exit 28/Route 168 and the right lane on I-76 eastbound near the Browning Road Bridge will also be closed.


The closures are necessary for the installation of a construction barrier and temporary lighting.

All motorists traveling on I-295 southbound will be directed to stay left onto Exit 26.

The following detour will be in place:

I-295 southbound to Route 42 southbound/I-295 southbound detour:

  • Motorists traveling on I-295 southbound to Route 42 southbound will be directed to exit left at Exit 26/I-76 westbound
  • Take I-76 westbound to Exit 2/I-676 northbound
  • Take I-676 northbound to Exit 1/Collings Avenue
  • Turn right onto Collings Avenue
  • Turn left onto I-676 southbound which becomes I-76 eastbound
  • Take I-76 eastbound to Exit 1A/I-295 southbound
  • The work is part of the 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.

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