New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials have announced a week of overnight closures and detours of the I-295 northbound ramp to I-195 eastbound beginning Sunday night in Hamilton, Mercer County. 

Beginning at 10pm, Sunday, February 23, until 5am the next day, Monday, February 24, and continuing nightly through Saturday night, February 29, NJDOT’s contractor PKF Mark III, will close and detour the I-295 northbound ramp to I-195 eastbound.  The ramp to Route 29/Route 129 northbound will remain open. 

The following signed detour will be in place: I-295 north to I-195 east detour · Motorists wishing to travel eastbound on I-195 should take Exit 60 towards Route 29 north/Route 129 north· Keep left and continue on Route 29 northbound towards Trenton·  Stay in the right lane and take the exit for South Lamberton Road/Duck Island· Take the ramp for Route 29 south/I-195/I-295· Continue on I-195 eastbound 

The $3.3 million dollar state-funded project will address a slope failure along the southern embankment of the I-295 northbound ramp to I-195 eastbound.  The contractor will work to stabilize the roadway by constructing a retaining wall and reinforcing concrete pilings, resurface pavement, and replace guiderails and a light fixture on the ramp. 

The project is expected to be complete by summer 2020. Variable messaging signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the motoring public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work. NJDOT will provide more information before any lane closures are scheduled. 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 construction updates and real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page.

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