NJDOT announces new traffic patterns
for Camden Central Gateway
(Trenton ) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Stephen Dilts today announced the reopening of South 11th Street and Flanders Avenue as construction progresses on the improvements at the Camden Central Gateway in the City of Camden, Camden County.
On Saturday morning, August 29, NJDOT will reopen Flanders Avenue to traffic and also reopen South 11th Street in a new two-way traffic pattern. South 11th Street has permanently been converted from a one-way street to now handle two-way traffic. This work is weather dependent. NJDOT closed Flanders Avenue to traffic at 11th Street in January in order to perform the work.
The $10.5 million construction project is providing upgraded safety and accessibility into the Camden Central Gateway business district in the area of 11th Street, Newton Avenue and Flanders Avenue. NJDOT is constructing a left-turn lane from the I-676 northbound exit ramp to 11th Street and widening 11th Street to accommodate left-turn lanes at the intersections of Mt. Ephraim Avenue and Newton Avenue. A new intersection at 11th Street, Memorial Avenue and Flanders Avenue will be constructed, eliminating the loop ramps and the Flanders Avenue overpass.
Also, new traffic signals are being installed at the intersections of 10th Street and Newton Avenue, 11th Street with Martin Luther King Blvd. and I-676 ramp, 11th Street and Newton Avenue, 11th Street and Mt. Ephraim Avenue and at the new 11th Street, Flanders Avenue and Memorial Avenue intersection.
“Improving the accessibility into the City of Camden will encourage economic development, upgrading the quality of life for the residents and businesses of Camden,” said Commissioner Dilts.
Construction is anticipated to be completed in February 2010. Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.nj511.info.