Interim Ramp Eases Tangle Where Rt. 42 Meets I-295 in South Jersey

By Mike DeNardo

BELLMAWR, N.J. (CBS) —      That new, “temporary” ramp connecting Route 42 and Interstate 295 in Bellmawr, NJ is going to be around for several years.

It’s a long-term project designed to untangle the bobbing and weaving traffic at the interchange between Route 42 and I-295 in Bellmawr.

The new temporary ramp that opened last weekend, connecting northbound Rt. 42 to northbound I-295, includes a median that keeps traffic flowing by eliminating the need to merge.

“Basically, we did some work that gives motorists the first taste of what this direct-connection project is,” says New Jersey Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Schapiro.

Shapiro says the interim ramp will be open for several years, as construction continues.   When the $900-million project is finished in the year 2021, traffic on I-295 will flow on several bridges over Rt. 42, without having to merge with cars heading north on 42.

 

More from Mike DeNardo
Comments

More From CBS Philly

Sign Up Now!
Taz Goes Big!

Listen Live