NJDOT announces Route 130 traffic shift
over Craft’s Creek this weekend in Burlington County
Northbound bridge replacement work completed
final construction stage to build new, wider southbound bridge
(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced that Route 130 traffic will be shifted as construction advances on the replacement of the bridge over Craft’s Creek connecting Mansfield and Florence townships in Burlington County.
On Saturday morning, August 24, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to implement a traffic pattern change to set up the new construction zone on the western section of the southbound bridge. To accommodate that work NJDOT will reopen the left (inside) travel lane in each direction and close the right travel lane on Route 130 southbound. The contractor has completed the bridge replacement work on Route 130 northbound, returning that side of the bridge to the original traffic pattern of two travel lanes. Route 130 southbound will remain reduced from two travel lanes to one travel lane over the bridge during this stage of construction.
In addition, this new traffic pattern will require that Hornberger Avenue be closed to all westbound traffic, meaning that the left turn movements from Route 130 northbound and the right turn movement from Route 130 southbound will be restricted.
• Motorists will be directed to use Delaware Avenue to connect with Hornberger Avenue from Route 130. The closure of westbound Hornberger Avenue will affect some NJ TRANSIT bus lines.
Update - photograph of new traffic pattern available here.
The Hornberger Avenue eastbound left-turn movement onto Route 130 northbound, which was restricted during the previous construction stage, will be restored.
NJDOT is replacing the bridge in stages so that at least one travel lane on Route 130 remains open to traffic at all times in each direction. The upcoming construction stage will complete the replacement of the Route 130 southbound bridge deck and add a new dedicated right-turn lane onto Hornberger Avenue, along with utility relocation work and final milling, paving and striping over the bridge.
The $5.1 million federally-funded project began preliminary construction operations in April 2012. NJDOT is replacing the structurally deficient at-grade bridge - originally built in 1920 - with a new wider structure complete with new sidewalks and concrete parapets that will be modeled after the pre-existing ones. The wider structure will allow for the addition of the new dedicated right-turn lane from Route 130 southbound to Hornberger Avenue. NJDOT anticipates the project being completed in early-summer 2014.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information.