NJDOT to replace NJ TRANSIT bridges in Pennsauken and Cherry Hill
(Trenton)- Commissioner Kris Kolluri today announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will replace the Maple Avenue and Chapel Avenue bridges over the NJ TRANSIT Atlantic City line in Pennsauken and Cherry Hill townships, Camden County.
Beginning on Friday, February 8, NJDOT will close Chapel Avenue and implement local detours. Access to local businesses and properties will be maintained. The following detour routes will take effect February 8:
Chapel Avenue Detours
• Traffic traveling southeast will turn right onto Hampton Road and proceed south along Hampton Avenue to Route 38. The detour will continue east along Route 38 back to Chapel Avenue.
• Traffic traveling northwest will turn left onto Route 38, proceed south along Route 38 to Hampton Avenue, turn right onto Hampton Avenue and proceed to Chapel Avenue.
• This detour is scheduled to be in place for approximately 10 months.
Beginning on Friday, February 15, NJDOT will close Maple Avenue and implement local detours. Access to local businesses and properties will be maintained. The following detour routes will take effect February 15:
Maple Avenue Detours
• Eastbound traffic will turn right onto Church Road, proceed southeast along Church Road to Haddonfield Road, and take Haddonfield Road back to Maple Avenue.
• Westbound traffic will make a left onto Haddonfield Road, proceed southwest along Haddonfield Road to Church Road, and take Church Road back to Maple Avenue.
• This detour is scheduled to be in place for approximately 12 months.
The $9.9 million project also includes drainage improvements, resurfacing, sidewalk installation and curb installation on the approaches to the Maple Avenue and Chapel Avenue bridges. The project is scheduled to be completed in October 2009.
NJDOT will use portable Variable Messaging Signs and other signage throughout the area to inform motorists of the bridge closures. Construction information and real-time traffic updates are available at www.njcommuter.com