Route 70 eastbound right lane closure tonight to implement a traffic shift in Cherry Hill

Traffic shift necessary for a full depth reconstruction of the roadway

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a right lane closure on Route 70 eastbound tonight in Cherry Hill, Camden County.

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Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, September 9, until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, September 10, NJDOT’s contractor, R. E. Pierson Construction Co., Inc., is scheduled to close the right lane on Route 70 eastbound between Covered Bridge Road and Frontage Road just before the bridge over the New Jersey Turnpike. The lane closure is necessary to implement a traffic shift. At least two lanes of traffic will be maintained overnight. By 6 a.m. Saturday, the right lane and shoulder on Route 70 northbound will be closed with all traffic shifted to the left to allow for a full depth reconstruction of the right side of the roadway.

The work is part of a $151 million state-funded Route 70 corridor safety and improvement project that will upgrade traffic signals at 27 intersections, replace or install four Dynamic Message Signs, improve drainage, sidewalks, and resurface approximately 9 miles of Route 70 between Route 38 in Cherry Hill and Cooper Avenue in Evesham. In addition to milling and paving Route 70, the N. Maple Ave loop ramps and the Route 70/Route 73 interchange ramps will be repaved as well. The project is expected to be completed by winter 2026. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.

Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NewJerseyDOT and our Facebook page.

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