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Roundup: Construction begins on 295/42/76 interchange; reward in Lawnside bomber case

From Philly.com:

“Be forewarned: The tricky maze where Interstates 295 and 76 and Route 42 converge in Camden County – a main artery between Philadelphia and the Shore – is about to become a construction zone for at least eight years.

NJ. Department of Transportation image

NJ. Department of Transportation image

“The project will take place in bits and pieces over four phases and cost $900 million. When finished, it will directly connect I-295, ending the wending and weaving motorists now endure to navigate the interstate where it meets I-76 and Route 42.”

“Calling the project a “no-brainer” in terms of need, Transportation Secretary James Simpson listed some of its features: 10 new bridges, one bridge widening, two temporary bridges, 22 retaining walls, 40 sign structures, and 15,000 feet of new or improved noise barriers.

“The main element will be a curved viaduct that will cross over I-76/Route 42 to connect I-295. Work on the northbound section is slated to begin in 2016 and it is expected to open in 2019. The southbound section will open in 2021.”

More from NJ.com

Reward in Lawnside ‘bomber’ case offered; device in borough hall a fake

From NJ.com

“Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever left a fake bomb in the borough’s municipal hall last week.

“The reward is offered by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office a day after the office released surveillance images of the male suspect investigators think placed the contraption in an elevator around 7 a.m. on March 7.”

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