NJ Direct Connection 295
Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association has developed this dynamic web resource as an invaluable tool dedicated to informing the general commuting public with critical information on the NJDOT I-295 Direct Connection construction project. njdirectconnection.com shows all the latest developments now underway, for the next nine years, to reconfigure the I-295/I-76/Rt. 42 Interchange in Camden County, New Jersey.
What exactly is changing with 295?
The confluence of I-295, I-76 and Route 42 in Camden County is one of the busiest and most congested interchanges in all of New Jersey and it is about to be completely rebuilt. This particular interchange handles daily traffic volumes of over 250,000 vehicles and also has one of the highest accident rates in the state. Those who regularly travel through this are are all too familiar with the incidents and congestion that occur regularly. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is making a significant investment in order to improve traffic flow and safety along the ramps and bridges that currently carries I-295 traffic across Routes 42 and I-76 with a project called Direct Connection.
For years, NJDOT has developed and analyzed several alternative ramp configurations that would allow I-295 traffic to travel directly over the interchange below without the need for lane changes or exit ramps. This project was appropriately named Direct Connection. The effort put forth by NJDOT and its contractors for Direct connection will be monumental compared to most other roadway projects and it represents a tremendous investment in transportation infrastructure for South Jersey. With that in mind, the Direct Connection project is going to be around for quite some time, which is why we are taking this opportunity to prepare you for it now. Preliminary construction is already underway and the timeline carries this project through completion in late 2021.
Go online to subscribe to our Free Project E-mail List to conveniently receive the latest updates and news on detours, traffic pattern shifts or overnight closures. Visit NJ Direct Connection regularly to learn about any expected traffic impacts and project milestones for this major regional long-term construction project.
Direct Connection Features:
- Real-Time Traffic & Construction Conditions
- Interactive Map With Live Camera Views
- Project Time line, Diagrams & Static Maps
- E-mail Sign-up List for Project Updates
- Free Accompanying Mobile Device App
- Exclusive Insight on Future Plans
Use the interactive map for:
- Alternative Commute Options
- Transit information
- Park and Ride facility locations
- Details on detour routes
- Ridesharing solutions