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(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and local elected officials today announced the Route 70 Corridor Improvement Project to relieve congestion and improve safety in Camden County.


The $151 million state-funded Route 70 Corridor Improvement Project will upgrade traffic signals at 28 intersections, replace or install four Dynamic Message Signs, improve drainage, sidewalks, and resurface approximately 9 miles of Route 70 from Route 38 in Pennsauken through Cherry Hill to 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 in early 2027.



“The investment NJDOT is making now in New Jersey’s infrastructure will help improve travel times, relieve congestion, and increase safety on this key roadway through Camden County,” NJDOT Acting Assistant Commissioner of Capital Program Management Parth Oza said. “The Route 70 Corridor Improvement Project is just one example of how infrastructure improvement can enhance the quality of life for New Jersey residents.”


“Making this immense investment into South Jersey’s infrastructure will serve the Camden County community for years to come,” said Assemblyman Bill Spearman. “Residents and visitors will be able to feel safer when they drive, bike or walk along this major highway, thanks to these vital improvements. In addition, I want to take this opportunity to commend the Department of Transportation for taking action to improve and enhance the conditions of Route 70.”

“As our South Jersey community continues to grow, ensuring our road infrastructure, sidewalks, and traffic signals keep pace with safety and accessibility standards remains a top priority. This critical state investment in congestion mitigation, stormwater drainage, ADA accessible pedestrian access, and surface milling and repaving will greatly improve our roads, increase their resiliency against severe storms and heavy rainfall, and save taxpayer money by limiting costly repairs caused by weathered roads,” said Majority Leader Louis Greenwald. “I am proud to support this vital investment in Cherry Hill and Pennsauken communities.”

“This project is key to increasing the safety and efficiency for the thousands of travelers who use this road every single day,” said Commissioner Virginia Betteridge. “Investing in our county’s infrastructure and ensuring that it will last well into the future is a top priority for the Commissioners and we’re grateful to our state partners for this once in a generation investment into Camden County.”

“Countless Pennsauken residents travel along Route 70 every day by car, bike or on foot,” said Pennsauken Mayor Jessica Rafeh. “This project will not only improve safety by upgrading necessary assets such as traffic lights and sidewalks, but it will allow for a smoother flow of traffic, which I think everyone who travels through this area can be grateful for. Pennsauken is appreciative that the Board of Commissioners have made this project a top priority for all everyone who lives, works and visits this area of the county.”


“This project will be a game changer to the area,” said Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Shin Angulo. “Ensuring that a road as busy as Route 70 is in top condition is critically important and we’re thrilled that the Camden County Board of Commissioners have invested the time, money and resources to improving it.”


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