Construction Crews Shutting Down Part of Busy Route 42 for 2 Nights

One of the busiest highways in South Jersey will be closed to traffic for the next two nights as part of a new interchange construction project.

The northbound lanes of Route 42 in Bellmawr, New Jersey shut down at 11 p.m. Monday and will shut down again Tuesday at 11 p.m., Camden County officials said. The road will be reopened by 5 a.m. after each closure.

Crews will be replacing wood sheeting on new bridge beams near the Creek Road overpass, officials said.

The work is being done as part of the eight year, $900 million reconstruction of the Interstate 295, Route 42 and Interstate 76 interchange. The new interchange will provide a direct connection to all three highways.

An average of 250,000 vehicles travel that strech of the roadway everyday, officials said.

Lane closures will be done in segments with the one lane being shut down at 8 p.m., two lanes at 10 p.m. and then all lanes at 11 p.m., officials said.

Drivers will be diverted off Route 42 and onto I-295 Northbound and directed to Exit 27. Once off the highway, drivers will then be led back on to Route 42 to continue north.

The southbound lanes of the highway will remain open.

County officials are warning drivers to be aware of the detours and to expect delays.

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