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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro, Kevin Israel or Daniel Triana
609-530-4280
RELEASE: July 30, 2015


Creek Road Bridge over
Route 42 to be closed this weekend

Separate detours in place for cars and trucks

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the Creek Road Bridge over Route 42 will be closed with a detour this weekend as the Direct Connection project in Bellmawr and Mt. Ephraim, Camden County advances.

One half of the new bridge has been constructed and traffic has been shifted onto the new section. The remaining half of the old bridge will now be demolished and construction of the new half will begin.

NJDOT's contractor, PKF Mark III, will close traffic across the Creek Road Bridge over Route 42 from 9 p.m. Friday, July 31 to approximately 5 a.m. Monday, August 3, to build new bridge approaches, switch signing, and reconfigure traffic signals. The following detours will be in place:

Car Detour

Creek Road westbound

  • Motorists will be directed to Edgewood Avenue to Leaf Avenue and onto Route 42 northbound to the Market Street exit. Motorists will travel westbound on Market Street to Route 42 southbound to the Leaf Avenue exit to Coolidge Avenue and back onto Creek Road.

I-76 eastbound/Route 42 southbound to Creek Road eastbound

  • Motorists will be directed to the Leaf Avenue exit to Coolidge Avenue to Creek Road westbound to the Brooklawn Traffic Circle to Route 130/Crescent Boulevard to Browning Road to Creek Road

Route 42 northbound to Creek Road westbound

  • Motorists will be directed to the Leaf Avenue exit to Edgewood Avenue to Creek Road eastbound to Browning Road westbound to Route 130/Crescent Boulevard to the Brooklawn Traffic Circle to Creek Road

Truck Detour

I-76 eastbound/Route 42 southbound to Creek Road eastbound

  • Motorists will be directed to Route 55 southbound to Deptford Center Road exit to Route 41/Hurffville Road to Route 42 northbound to Leaf Avenue exit to Edgewood Avenue to Creek Road eastbound

I-76 eastbound/Route 42 southbound to Creek Road westbound

  • Motorists will be directed to Route 55 southbound to Deptford Center Road exit to CR 621/Almonesson Road to Route 47/Delsea Drive to Route 130 to Creek Road
  • Emergency personnel will not be able to cross the Creek Road Bridge during the weekend closure.
  • Area residents may consider using local routes

This 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. The Creek Road Bridge improvements are part of the $160 million Contract 1, which includes work along I-295 south of Essex Avenue, along I-76 in the Market Street area, and along two Route 42 ramps.

The Creek Road bridge will be replaced and several stretches of roadways will be temporarily widened to accommodate work under future contracts. Work under this first contract is expected to be completed in the fall of 2016.

The Direct Connection project has been divided into four separate construction contracts, with completion of the fourth and final contract in the fall of 2021. NJDOT's project website provides construction activity schedules and updates.

Additional portable variable message signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to the motoring public of all 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.

 
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  Last Updated:  July 31, 2015