Interstate 295 in New Jersey


Get started Wilmington
End Trenton
Length 81 mi
Length 130 km
  • → Wilmington / BaltimoreWilmington Manor
  • New Castle
  • Delaware Memorial Bridge
  • 1 Pennsville
  • 2 New Jersey Turnpike
  • 4 Penns Grove
  • 7 Pedricktown
  • 10 Swedenboro
  • 11 Chester
  • 13
  • 14 Repaupo
  • 15 Gibbstown
  • 16 Mickleton
  • 17 Greenwich
  • 18 Paulsboro
  • 19 Wenonah
  • 20 West Deptford
  • 21 Woodbury
  • 22 National Park
  • 23 Westville
  • 24 Woodbury / Westville
  • 25 Brooklawn
  • 26 → Atlantic City
  • 26 → Philadelphia
  • 28 Mount Ephraim
  • 29 Magnolia
  • 30 Haddonfield
  • 31 Woodcrest
  • 32 Haddonfield / Glendale
  • 34 Cherry Hill
  • 36 Maple Shade
  • 40 Moorestown
  • 43 Hainesport
  • 45 Willingboro
  • 47 Burlington
  • 52 Mansfield
  • 56 Fieldsboro
  • 57 Bordentown
  • 60 → Trenton / Belmar
  • 61 Trenton / White Horse
  • 62 Trenton
  • 63 Trenton / Mercerville
  • 64 Rosemont
  • 65 Trenton / Mercer Lake
  • 67 Trenton / New Brunswick
  • 68
  • 69 Princeton Pike
  • 71 Lawrenceville
  • 72 Ewing
  • 73 Trenton-Mercer Airport
  • 75 West Trenton
  • 76
  • Pennsylvania

Interstate 295 or I -295 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey, plus a small portion in the state of Delaware. I-295 forms the southern and eastern bypass of the Philadelphia metropolitan area, but runs largely parallel to the New Jersey Turnpike, serving primarily inter-suburban traffic along the outskirts of Philadelphia. I-295 begins in Wilmington, Delaware and ends at Trenton, New Jersey. The highway is 130 kilometers long.

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Travel directions

I-295 at Gibbstown.

I-295 at National Park.

The highway begins in the state of Delaware, south of the city of Wilmington at the interchange with Interstate 95 and Interstate 495. Interstate 295 is actually intended here for through traffic from Washington and Baltimore to New York. The double Delaware Memorial Bridge, a suspension bridge, crosses the wide mouth of the Delaware River. This crossing is more than 2 kilometers long. Shortly thereafter, at Pennsville it follows the interchange with the New Jersey Turnpike. Through traffic towards New York is deemed to be thistoll road, as Interstate 295 is a parallel commuter road with many more connections. The highway then has 2×2 lanes, and runs over the bank of the Delaware River, some distance from the New Jersey Turnpike. There are only a few suburbs in this area, which do not form a continuous urban area.

At the suburb of Beckett one crosses US 322, the highway that goes via the Commodore Barry Bridge to Chester, a suburb of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. Interstate 295 then has 2×3 lanes. Not far afterwards you reach the continuously built-up area. The highway continues here about 4 kilometers from the New Jersey Turnpike. At Bellmawr, a double junction, first with State Route 42, follows the North South Freeway to the Atlantic City Expressway towards the town of the same name. Immediately after, the interchange with Interstate 676, which gives access to Camden and Philadelphia.

Interstate 295 then turns closer to the New Jersey Turnpike, then runs right next to it. The highway then serves the Philadelphia suburban area in the state of New Jersey. The I-295 has many exits, the Turnpike hardly any. At the hamlet of Sharp, one crosses Interstate 276, the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Exchange opportunities are not for this, the New Jersey Turnpike does. After that, Interstate 295 still has 2×3 lanes, leaving the urban area for a short time.

At Trenton, the capital of New Jersey, one re-enters the urban area, crossing Interstate 195, which leads to Belmar on the Atlantic coast. State Route 29 runs west. The I-295 then forms a ring road around Trenton. On the north side of Trenton, it intersects with US 1, after which I-295 loops around the north and west sides of Trenton, eventually returning south to the Scudders Falls Bridge over the Delaware River, which crosses the border with the state of Pennsylvania. forms. From here, Interstate 295 in Pennsylvania continues back to Philadelphia.

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In the late 1940s, a replacement for US 130 was approved by the state of New Jersey. This was to become a highway connecting the cities of Camden and Trenton, as well as the Delaware Memorial Bridge over the Delaware River. These plans were initially dubbed the “Camden Freeway” and funding would be split 50/50 between the federal government and the state.

The first section opened in Gloucester County in 1948, then signposted as US 130. A second section opened in 1954. Although grade -separated, they did not yet meet the Interstate Highway design requirements. At the time, there were also plans for a bypass around Trenton, in the form of State Route 39. The plans for this were closer to the center of Trenton than the current I-95/I-295 route around the city. In 1956, a new highway was proposed across the east bank of the Delaware to accommodate population growth in New Jersey as suburbs of Philadelphia began to develop on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River. The pre-existing New Jersey Turnpike had far fewer turns, was a toll roadand intended for through traffic through New Jersey.

In 1958, this highway was numbered I-295 and was eligible for 90% federal funding. At its southern end, the highway was to connect with US 40, the New Jersey Turnpike and the entrance to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, over which I-295 now extends into the state of Delaware.

The newer sections had the design requirements of the Interstates and a design capacity of 40,000 vehicles on the 2×2 sections and 75,000 vehicles on the 2×3 sections. The section between Logan Township in Gloucester County and Trenton was classified as an urban highway, and from Logan to the Delaware Memorial Bridge as a rural highway.

The section between the bridge and exit 2 was completed in two phases between 1953 and 1957. This was the connection between the New Jersey Turnpike and the bridge. The section between exit 2 and exit 12 at Swedesboro was opened in 1968. The section from exit 14 to exit 21 was completed in 1954 and from exit 21 to exit 24 at West Deptford in 1948. This section was widened to 2×3 between 1987 and 1993 lanes. The stretch of road from exit 24 to exit 29 (US 30) was built in stages between 1958 and 1961 and widened to 2×3 lanes in 1971. Further north, from exit 21 to exit 40 in Mount Laurel was opened between 1963 and 1966 with 2×3 lanes. The section from exit 40 to exit 57 in Bordentown was open between 1972 and 1974. The section between exit 57 and exit 60 was completed in 1994, the last section of I-295.

In 1959, construction began on a toll bridge over the Delaware River at Ewing. The bridge was completed that same year. State Route 129 was built in 1961, over the route that is now I-295. This section was completed in 1964 and was completed as Interstate 95 as far as Scotch Road. In 1974, I-95 was extended a bit to SR-31 in Ewing. A junction was built here for an extension to Edison, the so-called Somerset Freeway, which would never be built. In the 1990s, it was decided to extend I-95 to the interchange with US 1 on the north side of Trenton, which then becomes I-295 back south along the east side of Trenton. This project was completed in 1995.

The portion along the north and west sides of Trenton was originally part of I-95. I-95 was planned to run from the north side of Trenton toward New York City. However, this section was never built, so it was decided to build an interchange in Pennsylvania between I-95 and I-276, guiding I-95 along the south and east sides of Trenton and the old I-95 along the west side. and north side of Trenton to number to I-295. This renumbering took place at the beginning of 2018. This made I-295 in New Jersey 13 kilometers longer.

Work began in 2018 to replace the aging Scudder Falls Bridge over the Delaware River on the Pennsylvania border. The new bridge is a toll bridge and is twice as wide as the old bridge, with 2×3 lanes for through traffic and one weaving lane in each direction. The first new span opened on 10 July 2019. The second span opened on August 18, 2021.

Opening history

From Unpleasant Length Opening
21 West Deptford 24 Westville 5 km 00-00-1948
1B Deep water 1C New Jersey Turnpike 1 km 00-00-1953
14 Gibbstown 21 West Deptford 11 km 00-00-1954
1C New Jersey Turnpike 2 Deep water 1 km 00-00-1957
24 Westville 26 3 km 00-00-1958
26 29 5 km 00-00-1961
76 Scudders Falls Pennsylvania state line 1 km 22-06-1961
29 36 11 km 00-00-1963
73 Scotch Road 76 Scudders Falls 3 km 00-00-1964
36 40 Moorestown-Lenola 6 km 00-00-1966
2 Deep water 14 Gibbstown 19 km 00-00-1968
40 Moorestown-Lenola 57 Bordentown 27 km 00-00-1974
72 Pennington Road 73 Scotch Road 2 km 00-00-1974
63 Mercerville 67 6 km 00-00-1975
68 72 Pennington Road 8 km 00-00-1975
60 63 Mercerville 5 km 00-00-1987
57 Bordentown 60 5 km 00-00-1994

Traffic intensities

Exit Location 2007 2015
1A Delaware Memorial Bridge 96,000
1B New Jersey Turnpike 31,000 39,000
10 Logan Township 31,000 43,000
11 Swedenboro 45,000 51,000
13 56,000 72,000
14 Gibbstown 62,000 68,000
24 Bellmawr 81,000 76,000
26 125.00 229,000
28 114,000 89,000
36 Mount Laurel 101,000 93,000
40 Mount Holly 83,000 107,000
47 Burlington 80,000 79,000
57 Bordentown 50,000 75,000
63 Hamilton Twp 65,000 76,000
67 Lawrence / US 1 69,000 77,000

Lane Configuration

From Unpleasant Lanes
I-95 New Jersey Turnpike 2×4
NJ TPK Betsy Ross Bridge / US 130 2×2
US 130 US 1 2×3

Interstate 295 in New Jersey

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