Route 70 To Be Restored To One Lane

  TRENTON – Route 70 will be restored to one lane with a full-width shoulder in both directions between Pemberton in Burlington County and Manchester in Ocean County, announced New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials.

  Beginning Dec. 4, 4 a.m. until midnight, and on Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NJDOT’s Contractor, A.E. Stone, will shift traffic to create a center work zone allowing for restriping.

  After work is complete, the seven-mile section of Route 70 from North Branch Road and Whiting New Egypt Road/CR539 will have a 12-foot travel lane and an 8-foot shoulder in each direction. The new traffic pattern will widen the Route 70 shoulder in both directions.

  The paving project will resume in the spring of 2020.

  The $12.2 million improvement project includes a full-depth pavement reclamation and rubblization, milling and paving, guiderail upgrades, construction of ADA compliant curbs and ramps, and drainage improvements on approximately seven miles of roadway, as well as intersection work at Whiting New Egypt Road/CR539.

  For information or updates, visit NJDOT’s traffic information website