Major Highway Improvements Coming to Route 130 in Collingswood

The $27.5 million project will expand the highway along Route 130 by one lane in both directions as well as replacing a pair of aging bridges. Its anticipated closing date is in 2015.

If you’re operating one of the 60,000 vehicles that commute along the stretch of Route 130 around the area of the White Horse Pike to North Park Drive, you might want to consider an alternate route for the next three years.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is gearing up for a major improvement project along the highway, adding one additional lane on each side and reconstructing bridges over the Cooper River and Haddon Avenue.

The anticipated completion date of the project is not until 2015. Contractors South State Inc. of Williamstown will handle the work, maintaining two lanes daily between 6 am and 9 pm and single lanes only overnight.

“Short term traffic detours of Haddon Avenue, Maple Avenue and South Park Drive will be required to accommodate work at these intersections during later stages of construction,” reads a press release announcing the work.

The $25.7 million overhaul is federally funded, and should improve traffic congestion along a major entrance to Collingswood. The bridges also constitute a safety hazard to some degree: the Cooper River bridge dates back to the 1920s and the Haddon Avenue bridge to the 1940s, according to NJDOT.

For real-time travel updates on the project, visit www.511nj.org.

Future Old Angry Italian Guy April 12, 2012 at 11:59 AM
The traffic along the side streets in collingswood will be horrendous! South park drive will turn into a race way. Unless the park and Cwood police step up and start enforcing the posted 25 mph speed limit residents will have their hands full.
D M J April 12, 2012 at 01:12 PM
25.7 Million!!!! REALLY!!! Maybe they should just repair the bridge and save money. I travel on Rt.130 everyday and the two lanes going both ways is not that bad, it is only for 1/2 mile each way and then it opens up to three. and then they want to spend 5 million to fix and clean up Cooper River. another REALLY!!! Put out some more trash cans!!!
One road town April 12, 2012 at 04:53 PM
The project will be well worth it and the bridges are going to become hazards. Jeff Nash explained it last night to the public. But as in typical American fashion, it's easier to not know and complain, makes for social media fodder.
this sucks June 08, 2012 at 07:56 AM
Its almost 4am and I cant sleep. The construction noise is loud. I had no idea that after 3 years of this,my new front lawn would be 130. I only became curious when a huge orange sign was posted outside of my home. The NJDOT says that it conducted extensive public outreach. Whatever happened to a phone call or mail? This is awful!
Peeches September 15, 2012 at 07:39 PM
What is being done at the spot where a furniture store was? Right down the street from Roney's (yum yum) boo hoo too. Apparently the back of the store ended at the Haddon Avenue underpass of Rt 130.


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