(Lindenwold, NJ) – Motorists in Camden County are getting to their destinations faster thanks to the completion of the Traffic Signal Retiming Initiative along Haddonfield Road. The Camden County Department of Public Works, in partnership with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVPRC) and the state Department of Transportation recently completed the three-year project which led to 12 recalculated traffic signals from Wyndam Road near Route 73 in Pennsauken Township to Town Center Drive near Route 70 in Cherry Hill.
The project is already assisting local commuters from throughout the region. Weekday morning commuters can expect to see a 34 percent reduction in travel times when travelling southbound, and a 30 percent reduction travelling northbound. Similarly, mid-day weekend travelers can expect to see a 22.5 percent travel time reduction heading southbound, and an 8.4 percent reduction northbound.
“After a year of pandemic-related travel restrictions and work from home arrangements, this should come as a special treat to motorists as they return to their normal travel patterns,” said County Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “If you drive along Haddonfield Road frequently, you will undoubtedly notice the improvements brought about by this retiming. In addition to reducing travel time, we’ve dramatically reduced the average travel delay and number of vehicle stops, further improving the experience of driving along this major throughway.”
This project was paid for by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission using Federal Highway Administrations Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) program. Additional information, including project data, analysis files, and other detailed reports will be available on the project website at: http://dvrpc.taylorwiseman.com. Additional information about traffic signal retiming projects in the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey region is available from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O) office, https://www.dvrpc.org/transportation/tsmo.
The Camden County Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining 1,200 lane miles of county roadway and 50 bridges. They are dedicated to making our area safer for motorists and pedestrians through county highway construction projects and road maintenance, including pothole repairs, street sweeping, grass cutting and storm drainage upkeep.
To help us identify areas in need of improvement, the Commissioner Board asks for your assistance in reporting road hazards to the Camden County Public Works Hotline (856) 566-2980. The Department of Public Works Hotline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.