LINDENWOLD, NJ (CBS) – Motorists in Camden County are asked to be aware of new traffic patterns this weekend.
According to Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard, NJDOT will be reopening all travel lanes on the Route 70 westbound bridge over Route 38 in Pennsauken on Friday evening.
An interim ramp connecting northbound Route 42 to 295 that was delayed due to weather is also scheduled to open this weekend. That bridge will allow traffic to exit Route 42 North directly onto Route 295 North. NJDOT is also installing a median separating the two roads that will eliminate the need for motorists to move across lanes of traffic to reach their exit.
Motorists should also note that NJDOT will close one lane of 295 northbound near the Creek Road overpass from 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, through about 9 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, to install new overhead signs, barrier curb, and striping. One travel lane will remain open during the construction and drivers should expect overnight delays and are advised to plan alternate routes.
“Residents should be aware that this construction will impact their commute and their communities for several years. NJDOT projections call for the roadway to be completed in the fall of 2021,” Leonard says. “When this project is finally done, it will alleviate much of the traffic congestion currently experienced on these heavily traveled highways.”