NJDOT Closing Route 70 in Pennsauken, Cherry Hill for Roadway Improvement Project

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(Lindenwold, NJ) – Camden County Commissioner Al Dyer has been informed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) that lane closures on I-70 both eastbound and westbound will take place in Camden County.


Between 8 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday, NJDOT is scheduled to close lanes on Route 70 eastbound from just before McClellan Avenue, Pennsauken to Sayer Avenue and Garden State Boulevard in Cherry Hill.  At least one lane of traffic will be maintained overnight and by Saturday morning, eastbound traffic will be shifted to the left.


Between 8 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday, there will be lane closures westbound from Sayer Avenue and Garden State Boulevard in Cherry Hill to just past McClellan Avenue in Pennsauken.  At least one lane of traffic will be maintained overnight and by Sunday morning, westbound traffic will be shifted to the left. The traffic shifts will create a work zone on the right side of the roadway in both directions for the installation of drainage pipe, curb work, sidewalks and roadway reconstruction. This traffic pattern is expected to be in place through the summer


“Motorists need to be mindful of this closure and prepare ahead of time to take an alternate route,” said Dyer, who serves as the liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “Throughout the duration of this project, we ask motorists to please stay prepared for traffic pattern changes and be observant of instructions on the electronic message boards.”


This 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 and sidewalks; and resurface approximately nine miles of Route 70 between Route 38 in Cherry Hill and Cooper Avenue in Evesham. Additionally, the N. Maple Avenue loop ramps and the Route 70/Route 73 interchange ramps will be repaved. This project is expected to be completed by winter 2026.



“This project is crucial to improving safety and efficiency of our roads for motorists who travel through this part of the county,” Dyer said.  “The state is undertaking a monumental change to this highway by investing in major improvements. This also has a significant impact on Camden County motorists and several municipalities.”