Purpose of Meeting
The purpose of the Public Information Center is to inform the various stakeholders of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJGOT) proposed plan for the Route 70, Route 38 to Cooper Avenue Project. The format for the Public Information Center (PIC) is an “open-house” format. The public will have an opportunity to review exhibits of the proposed project. Representative of NJDOT and the consultant firm will be available to answer questions and discuss any concerns.
The Public Information Center will be held at the Carmen Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, New Jersey on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 6 PM to 8 PM. Please plan to attend the meeting at a time that is convenient for you. You will have an opportunity to examine design plans, ask questions and discuss issues with representatives from NJDOT.
The existing pavement along Route 70, including the mainline and shoulders, is in poor condition. In addition, deficiencies were identified in the sidewalk, curbing, pedestrian facilities, signalized intersections, existing culverts (CMP) and guiderail.
The NJDOT is committed to developing transportation improvements that best balance transportation needs, community concerns and cost. The purpose of the project is to improve the condition of the deteriorated pavement along Route 70 between Route 38 and Cooper Avenue, Cuthbert Boulevard, and all NJDOT Juridisticional Jughandles as well as address various geometric deficiencies along Route 70:
NJDOT proposes the following improvements
- Pavement resurfacing along the majority of Route 70
- Pavement reconstruction along sections of Route 70 where the pavement is in poor condition
- Full replacement of the Cropwell’s Brook culvert (MP 3.99)
- Full replacement of culverts at MP 0.35 (McClellan Ave.) and MP 7.37 (Conestoga Drive)
- Replacement of deteriorated sections of curb and substandard guiderail
- Traffic signal upgrades including ADA-compatible curb ramps, detectable warning surfaces, pedestrian countdown signal heads and pedestrian push buttons
- Installation of new sidewalk and replacement of deteriorated sidewalk
- Drainage improvements at several locations along Route 70
- Construction of stormwater management basins/water quality treatment facilities
- ITS Facility upgrades throughout
Final Design for the proposed improvements is ongoing. Construction is anticipated in Fall of 2020.
New Jersey No Net Loss Reforestation Act. N.J.S.A. 13:IL-14.1 et seq. requires that whenever a State entity owns or maintains land on which at least one acre is scheduled for deforestation, it must hold a public forum to present its plans for deforestation and reforestation. The Route 70 pavement rehabilitation project will deforest approximately 1.55 acres of trees. The public will be permitted to present oral and written comments to NJDOT at the public information center and also for a period of 60 days from the date of the PIC. All comments submitted after the date of the PIC must be addressed to the contact listed below.
For further information, please contact:
Kimberly Nance, Regional Manager
New Jersey Department of Transportation
Office of Community Relations
1035 Parkway Avenue, P.O. Box 600
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Phone: (609) 530-2110; Fax: (609) 530-4638