New Jersey Department of Transportation announced today I-95 in New Jersey from Ewing at the Scudder Falls Bridge over the Delaware River to the U.S. 1 Interchange in Lawrence will be redesignated as I-295 in early 2018.
This is a phase of a larger project in which a new interchange is being constructed to connect I-95 to I-276/Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Turnpike connects to the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 6 via the New Jersey Turnpike Extension in Florence. When the new I-95/Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange is completed in Bristol, these highways will be redesignated as I-95, which will create a continuous I-95 from Pennsylvania through New Jersey.
Currently, I-95 runs from Philadelphia, across the Delaware River at the Scudders Fall Bridge into New Jersey, and ends at the U.S. 1 interchange, where the roadway becomes I-295. This creates a gap in I-95, which picks up again as part of the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 7A in Robbinsville.
As a result of the change, seven I-95 interchanges in New Jersey and four interchanges in Pennsylvania will be renumbered. For example, in Lawrence Township, Princeton Pike (now Exit 8) will become Exit 68 and Route 206 (now Exit 7) will become Exit 69.
Additionally, four exits on I-195 in Hamilton will be renumbered to match the I-195 milepost numbering, with I-295 South becoming Exit 1A, I-295 North becoming Exit 1B, Route 206 South 1C and Route 206 North 1D.
The DOT said highway signs and mile markers will be replaced starting in January at the New Jersey portion of what is now I-95. The former exit numbers will be displayed along with the new exit numbers for the time being. The process will continue along the roadways throughout the winter, with completion expected in the spring.
For more information, visit the NJDOT website.