Milestone is reached in project
to eliminate Marlton Circle
Route 73 overpass opened to northbound traffic
(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation today announced a milestone has been reached in the ongoing Marlton Circle elimination project in Evesham, Burlington County.
The new Route 73 overpass that carries traffic over Route 70 was opened to northbound traffic on Friday, March 18 at 11 p.m.
In addition, the left turn lane from Route 70 eastbound to Route 73 northbound has been eliminated with a new traffic pattern in place using the right lane exit ramp to Route 73 northbound. Route 73 southbound will remain in the current traffic pattern. Intermittent traffic stoppages may be necessary for signal work and striping.
The $31 million interchange improvement project is eliminating the existing traffic circle and replacing it with a new overpass that elevates Route 73 over Route 70. The two highways will be connected with new local exit and entrance ramps. The Marlton Circle elimination project began in April 2009 and remains on schedule for completion in winter 2011.
Variable message signs are in place on Route 70 and 73 to inform motorists of all planned changes in traffic operations during construction. Construction information and real-time traffic updates are available at www.511nj.org