Almost 20 years in the planning, but with the awarding of a $180 million contract in January, the long awaited Missing Moves project in Bellmawr, NJ will start construction THIS SPRING! Literally months away! The long awaited road will connect Route 42 North to 295 South, and of course in the opposite direction... 295 North to 42 South (and on to 55 and the AC Expressway)!
An update on the massive 295/76/42 Direct Connection project (Bellmawr NJ), with aerial photos and video! It may seem things have slowed down, but NJDOT says its progressing nicely and more visible progress starts again soon!
Philadelphia Inquirer Columnist Kevin Riordan wrote a piece on 42Freeway.com and me... Mark Matthews! It appeared online first on Friday, and is printed in today's South Jersey Sunday edition of the paper (which has been avail since Saturday). Read on for some of my impressions of the experience!
The new "covered roadway" tunnel which is part of the 42/295 reconstruction project has been in action for several weeks, with 42N-295N traffic routed through it. This weekend the second phase of the tunnel redirection went live, with the 76E (traffic from Philly) which is heading to 295N, also moving through the tunnel. There were some commuter concerns with how lanes merged before the tunnel and would the two additional 76E lanes "fit" into the tunnel.. well NJDOT surprises us all as they do fit FIVE lanes in the tunnel. But watch out for the right side lane merge AFTER the tunnel.
Short video clip (YouTube) of a ride through the newly opened Direct Connection Tunnel on Route 42N to Route 295 North in Bellmawr NJ
The "Tunnel" that everyone has seen while traveling 42 and 295 goes "live" during Superbowl weekend! There are two sets of changes coming, and we explain the traffic lights! Read on!