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Creek Road Bridge Closed This Weekend For Construction

The NJDOT closed the Creek Road Bridge over Route 42 Friday night to install storm water and sanitary sewer pipes at both ends of the bridge.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) instituted a local traffic detour this weekend as work on the Creek Road Bridge over Route 42 advances as part of the ongoing Direct Connection project in Bellmawr and Mt. Ephraim.

The NJDOT closed the Creek Road Bridge over Route 42 Friday night to install storm water and sanitary sewer pipes at both ends of the bridge. It will reopen around 6 a.m. Monday.

“Motorists need to be mindful of this weekend’s closure of the Creek Road Bridge,” Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, said.  “Throughout the 295 construction, please stay prepared for traffic pattern changes and be observant of instructions on the electronic message boards.”

The following detours will be in place:

Creek Road westbound

Motorists will be directed to Edgewood Avenue to Leaf Avenue and onto Route 42 northbound to the Market Street exit. Motorists will travel westbound on Market Street to Route 42 southbound to the Leaf Avenue exit to Coolidge Avenue and back onto Creek Road.


I-76 eastbound/Route 42 southbound to Creek Road eastbound

Motorists will be directed to the Leaf Avenue exit to Coolidge Avenue to Creek Road westbound to the Brooklawn Traffic Circle to Route 130/Crescent Boulevard to Browning Road to Creek Road


Route 42 northbound to Creek Road westbound
Motorists will be directed to the Leaf Avenue exit to Edgewood Avenue to Creek Road eastbound to Browning Road westbound to Route 130/Crescent Boulevard to the Brooklawn Traffic Circle to Creek Road

Truck Detour
I-76 eastbound/Route 42 southbound to Creek Road eastbound
Motorists will be directed to Route 55 southbound to Deptford Center Road exit to Route 41/Hurffville Road to Route 42 northbound to Leaf Avenue exit to Edgewood Avenue to Creek Road eastbound

I-76 eastbound/Route 42 southbound to Creek Road westbound

Motorists will be directed to Route 55 southbound to Deptford Center Road exit to CR621/Almonesson Road to Route 47/Delsea Drive to Route 130 to Creek Road


This work is part of the Direct Connection project that will provide a seamless route for I-295 motorists traveling through the interchange of I-295, I-76, and Route 42. 

“The traffic delays caused by the merging of these roadways are a daily nightmare for motorists each rush hour,” Leonard said.  “The state is undertaking a monumental change to this highway interchange by creating a substantial upgrade to the current configuration.  It is also has a significant impact on Camden County motorists and several municipalities.”

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 real-time travel information.

John April 27, 2014 at 10:02 AM
Our tax dollars at work, great job, how long will it take 5 years oh well its a start....
Brian N April 27, 2014 at 05:58 PM
Guess it needs to be done...

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