NJDOT to shift Route 9/Tilton Road traffic
(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced that the traffic safety improvement project at the intersection of Route 9 and Tilton Road (CR-563) in Northfield Township, Atlantic County will enter its second and final stage on Friday, April 6, 2007.
Route 9 southbound will be closed at the intersection and traffic will be detoured. At the same time, the currently closed Route 9 northbound lanes will re-open to traffic. The detour is scheduled to take effect Friday morning, April 6th and remain in effect until the completion of the project in summer 2007.
The detour route will be as follows:
• Traffic heading south on Route 9 will proceed onto Jackson Avenue, to Burton Avenue, onto Tilton Road (CR-563) and back to Route 9 south. Traffic heading north on Route 9 will not be affected.
The $6.9 million, federally funded project involves the widening of all four approaches at the intersection. NJDOT will improve Route 9 by providing one shared through lane, one right turn lane and one exclusive left turn lane. Tilton Road will be upgraded in order to provide two through lanes and one exclusive right turn lane southbound and one shared through and right turn lane northbound. The project includes the installation of a new traffic signal, pedestrian and bicycle improvements and driveway realignments.
NJDOT has placed two variable messaging signs on Route 9 at each end of the project to inform motorists of the construction and detours. Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.njcommuter.com.
Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully to protect themselves and workers in the construction zone.