Route 1 overnight lane closures for two nights
to replace signs for I-295 redesignation in Mercer County
Multiple lanes to be closed overnight before interchange with I-95
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures on Route 1 tonight and tomorrow night for sign installation as part of the I-95/I-295 Redesignation Project in Mercer County.
Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, March 14 until 6 a.m. tomorrow, NJDOT’s Contractor South State Inc., is scheduled to close one lane on Route 1 southbound before the interchange with I-295 to install new overhead signs as part of the redesignation of I-95 in New Jersey as I-295. At 11 p.m. a second lane will be closed. At least one lane will be maintained.
Tomorrow, Thursday, March 15 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day, NJDOT’s Contractor South State Inc., is scheduled to close one lane on Route 1 northbound, and then a second lane at 11 p.m., before the interchange with I-295 to install new overhead signs. At least one lane will be maintained.
In addition to changing signs on mainline I-95/I-295, signs are being replaced on the approach roads at seven interchanges between the current I-95 Exit 8/Princeton Pike and Exit 1/Route 29. As the project proceeds over the next few weeks, NJDOT will provide updates with any necessary lane closures and updated exit numbers.
I-95/I-295 Redesignation Overview
This work is part of a larger project in which a new interchange is being constructed to connect I-95 to I-276/Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Turnpike connects to the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 6 via the New Jersey Turnpike Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike Extension in Florence, New Jersey. When the new I-95/Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange is completed in Bristol this fall, these highways will be redesignated as I-95, which will create a continuous I-95 from Pennsylvania through New Jersey.
The section of what is now I-95 in New Jersey is becoming I-295 by extending the existing I-295 from the Route 1 Interchange to the Delaware River. Concurrently, the I-95 section in Pennsylvania, from the Delaware River south to the new interchange will be redesignated as I-295. Seven interchanges in New Jersey and four interchanges in Pennsylvania will be renumbered, as well as four exits on I-195 in Hamilton. See the Project Overview for the old and new exit numbers, and NJDOT’s project website.
NJDOT is working with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, PENNDOT, and the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission on this project. Public outreach is on-going and additional information can be found on NJDOT’s project website or on the multi-agency website that has information on the overall project, including activities in Pennsylvania.
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 us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.