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.