Route 70 and Route 73 Marlton
Evesham Township, Burlington County
Project Purpose and Need:
The primary purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow and thereby reduce congestion on Route 70 and Route 73 through the intersection. With travel delays between 7 to 10 minutes through the circle and this being the #2 site for total accidents in the entire state, and a projected 110,000 vehicles per day traveling through the intersection, there is a need to improve operating conditions at the Route 70 and Route 73 intersection
Brief Project Description:
The proposed improvements include a grade separation interchange at the intersection of Route 70 and Route 73, which will allow Route 73 to overpass Route 70 with connections provided via ramps. New traffic signals will be provided on Route 70 at the intersections with the ramps connecting with Route 73 and at the intersection of Route 70 eastbound to West Main Street with the ramp from Route 73 northbound. A new connector road (Center Boulevard Extension) will link Route 70 with Old Marlton Pike for accessing commercial properties.
The project is currently in the early stages of construction.. Construction is scheduled for completion by the Fall/Winter of 2011.
Regional Significance of the Project:
Route 70 and Route 73 are land service highways providing access to adjacent properties and traditionally serving as major transportation arteries linking Philadelphia to the South Jersey suburbs. Route 70 and Route 73 also serve as transportation links for travelers to the South Jersey shore areas.