Route 42 Gloucester Township Construction: Bridge Rebuilding

Just when we thought we had our “fill” of construction projects on Route 42, several weeks ago another road project started up in the Gloucester Township area.

Several readers have reached out…  mainly hoping that this is part of a road widening project.

As explained in a press release from this week, the NJDOT describes it as:

The $9.6 million federally-funded project, which began in September 2017, will demolish and replace the two bridge deck spans and make repairs to the piers and abutments.

The press release refers to the two bridge spans over Lower Landing Road and Big Timber Creek.  The press release was sent out as they are moving traffic traffic lanes across the center median, using the roadway which normally runs in the opposite direction

During Stage 1, the left lane of Route 42 southbound will be shifted over a temporary median crossover onto the northbound side of Route 42 beginning just west of Route 41 until just past Lower Landing Road. Route 42 southbound motorists will enter into a one-lane cattle chute on what is now Route 42 northbound. The right two lanes of Route 42 southbound will be maintained on the southbound side. Three lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction by temporarily shifting traffic and utilizing shoulders.

More to come: Moving through the state budgeting and approval process is another project to replace the bridges which run over top of the Blackwood Trail.

It is not clear to 42Freeway at this point if the new decking will be wider than previous, to accommodate future lane growth.

8 thoughts on “Route 42 Gloucester Township Construction: Bridge Rebuilding”

  1. Can you guys get an update on this project? The progress seems to be stalled for the last 3 months after the re-decking of the right hand side of the south bound side of 42.

  2. I am echoing the comment left above. What is happening? Who is in charge of this project? Nothing done in months!!!

    • I have an email in to my NJDOT contact. they were off last week. Hoping they are able to respond soon when they return (monday)

      • Any response? It looks like the poured the deck on the southern most overpass about a month ago but now its been a ghost town. The NJDOT press release said they should be done this fall but I can’t see that as they are not even 50% done as of today.

        • It looks like they have restarted the work and they might just finish the south bound bridges before Christmas. NJDOT’s original press release stated that the project would be completed by Fall 2019, ha ha.

  3. Thank you for your help, maybe they are working on the support structure over the creek so the work isn’t visible from above.

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