24 Jun 02
Major I-295 reconstruction project
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has announced details of a US$65 million major reconstruction and improvement project on I-295 in Burlington and Camden counties. The Highway, built more than 40 years ago sees 90,000 cars daily and constant wear and tear has caused stress on the roadway. The project is scheduled for contract award in October 2002, with construction to begin in December 2002. Completion is anticipated by December 2004. Final design is currently underway. Bridge structures over Route 70 north and southbound will be replaced, as well as the I-295 northbound structure over Church Street and the I-295 southbound structure over Church Road. Additionally, US$2.5 million is allocated for ITS work which includes cameras to monitor the highway for emergencies, and congestion, electronic signs to provide commuters with highway information; Remote Traffic Microwave Sensors to measure traffic volumes and speed, and installation of WIMS (Weigh-in-motion stations) to measure truck weights without unduly slowing traffic.