Route 70 eastbound is scheduled to have lane closures Friday night between Kings Highway/Route 41 and Covered Bridge Road in Cherry Hill, Camden County. In addition, several side streets within the project limits will be closed and detoured for an extended period of time. If there is inclement weather on Friday night, construction will take place on Saturday, December 2.
Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, December 1, until 6 a.m. Saturday, December 2, a single lane on Route 70 eastbound is scheduled to be closed between Kings Highway/Route 41 and Covered Bridge Road. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained overnight.
In addition, at 11 p.m. Friday, December 1, four side streets intersecting with Route 70 eastbound between Kings Highway/Route 41 and Covered Bridge Road will be closed and detoured until spring 2024. Motorists are advised to follow the signed detours. The following streets will be affected:
- Kenwood Drive
- Brookmead Drive
- Saw Mill Rad
- East Gate Drive
By 6 a.m. Saturday, traffic on Route 70 eastbound will be shifted to the left onto the temporary roadway in the median to create a work zone in the right lane and shoulder. The traffic shift and street closures are necessary to install a watermain and reconstruct the right lane and shoulder on Route 70 eastbound. This traffic pattern is expected to remain in place until spring 2024. Motorists are advised to slow down, use caution and expect delays or plan an alternate route.
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 North Maple Avenue 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 X (Twitter) @NewJerseyDOT and our Facebook page.