By Mike DeNardo

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The wraps are off of the first phase of a massive project to improve the convergence of Routes 295, 42 and 76 in South Jersey.

Phase one of the eight year, $800 million project of untangling the intersection of Routes 295, 42 and 76 is scheduled to begin next month.
Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard says it’s welcome news.

“I think the residents are tired of the amount of congestion that is there; the frustration over the years of dealing with this. I think they’re just happy to see something start,” says Leonard.

Ultimately, drivers on an elevated 295 will be able to drive over the other highways without enduring a road-clogging merge.

NJDOT is dividing the project into four contracts. The first phase includes replacing the Creek Road bridge over Route 42.

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