Black Horse Pike to be Reconfigured in Mt. Ephraim and Haddon Heights
(October 30, 2013) - NJDOT is scheduled to begin work this evening on a new striping pattern along the Black Horse Pike (Route 168) from north of Interstate 295 (milepost 7.5) to Merchant Street (milepost 8.6) in Mount Ephraim and Haddon Heights.
“The state is reducing the number of lanes from two to one in each direction and adding a center turn land between them,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “Motorists need to be aware of the new traffic pattern and observe the new road striping along this section of the Black Horse Pike.”
The project is designed to improve safety and mobility for all users of the road while relieving vehicular congestion in the area. The existing lane configuration on Route 168 does not include dedicated left-turn lanes which can lead to considerable backups in the inside "high-speed" through lane and great difficulty in making left turns.
One lane of Route 168 will remain open to traffic in each direction throughout construction, while traffic shifts and single lane closures will be utilized during off-peak hours. Access to local businesses and properties will be maintained.
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 real-time travel information.