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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
609-530-4280
RELEASE: March 11, 2016


Creek Road bridge over
Route 42 to be closed next week

 

Separate overnight 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 next week 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 has been demolished and construction is proceeding on the new half.

NJDOT's contractor, PKF Mark III, is scheduled to close traffic across the Creek Road Bridge over Route 42 overnight Monday March, 14 from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next day and Thursday, March 17 from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next day. The closure will permit crews to work throughout the night pouring concrete for the deck of the new bridge. The following detours will be in place:

Car Detour:

Creek Road westbound

  • Make a left onto Edgewood Avenue.  Make a right onto Leaf Avenue.  Proceed onto  Route 42 northbound.  Take Exit 1C, Market Street. Make a left onto Market Street.  Make a right onto the ramp for Route 76 eastbound/Route 42 southbound.  Take exit 14 to Creek Road.

Route 42 southbound to Creek Road eastbound

  • Take Exit 14, Creek Road, make a right onto Coolidge.  Make a left onto Creek Road.  Continue to the Brooklawn Circle.  Travel around circle and head north on Route 130. Make a right onto Kings Highway.  Make a right onto Browning Road.  Make a right onto Creek Road.

Route 42 northbound to Creek Road westbound

  • Take Exit 14, Creek Road. Make a left onto Edgewood Avenue.  Make a right onto Creek Road.  Make a left onto Browning Road. Make a left onto Kings Highway.  Make a left onto Route 130 southbound.  Head south to the Brooklawn Circle. Travel three-quarters around circle and turn onto Creek Road.

Essex Avenue to Creek Road eastbound

  • Make a right onto Coolidge Avenue. Continue onto Route 42 southbound.  Take exit 13 for Route 55.  Take first exit, exit 58.  Continue straight on Deptford Center Road.  Make left on Route 41/Kings Highway.  Take exit for Route 42 northbound.  Take Exit 14 to Creek Road.

Truck Detour:

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

  • Take exit 13 for Route 55.  Take first exit, exit 58.  Continue straight on Deptford Center Road.  Make left on on Route 41/Kings Highway. Take exit for Route 42 northbound.  Take Exit 14 to Creek Road.

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

  • Take exit 13 for Route 55.  Take first exit, exit 58.  Continue straight on Deptford Center Road.   Make a left onto Route 621/Almonesson Road.  Make a right onto Route 47.  Make a right onto Creek Road.

Emergency personnel will not be able to cross the Creek Road Bridge during the weekend closure.

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:  March 16, 2016