NJDOT to close Route 45 in South Harrison Township
(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the upcoming extended closure of Route 45 in South Harrison Township, Gloucester County. The closure is necessary as part of an ongoing project to reduce congestion and increase safety at the intersection of Route 45 and Swedesboro/Franklinville Road (County Route 538) in South Harrison Township, Gloucester County
Starting Monday, April 6, a portion of Route 45 will be closed from County Route 538 to west of Harrisonville-Mullica Hill Road (County Route 617) for traffic signal installation and roadway widening. County Route 617 will also be closed south of Route 45. The roads will remain closed for approximately thirty-five days. The following detours will be in place during the closures:
- Route 45 southbound car traffic will be detoured to County Route 538 and proceed to County Route 607, which intersects with Route 45 south of the closure.
- Truck traffic will be detoured on County Route 538 to Route 77 southbound, to Ferrell Road, to County Route 694 to Route 45.
- Route 45 northbound car traffic will take County Route 607 and turn right onto County Route 538, which intersects with Route 45.
- Truck traffic will take County Route 694 to Ferrell Road, to Route 77 northbound, to County Route 538 to Route 45.
NJDOT’s $819,971 project began in early March and will provide a new traffic signal at the intersection of Route 45 and Swedesboro/Franklinville Road and widen the roadways in order to improve the turning movements. The project will also improve turning movements by widening the roadways at the Route 45 and Mullica Hill Road intersection. In addition, NJDOT will improve the drainage system at Route 45 and Mullica Hill Road. The project is scheduled for completion in October 2009.
NJDOT will utilize variable message signs on Route 45 to inform motorists of changes in traffic patterns during construction. Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.511nj.org.