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Route 70 and Evesboro-Medford Road
Intersection Improvements

Medford, Burlington County


Frequently Asked Questions


Q.
Why is this work necessary?
A. Operational and safety improvements are needed at this intersection.

There is severe congestion on Route 70 during peak commuter hours and on summer weekends. The existing traffic signal does not allow effective right turns.
 
Q.
When will this work take place?
A. This project is scheduled to begin by early Fall 2001 and completed by August 31, 2002.
 
Q.
How will this project improve this intersection?
A. The improvements will improve traffic flow and reduce delays, thereby improving air quality. Signing, the traffic signal and lighting will be upgraded.

On Route 70 in both directions we will construct: one left turn lane, one through lane and one shared lane. This will ease turning movements on Evesboro-Medford Road and provide right turns to Old Marlton Pike.
 
Q.
Are there related improvements?
A. Provisions will be made for 15-foot wide outer lanes for bicyclists along Evesboro-Medford Road.

This work includes features to blend the project into its community setting: sidewalks with brick pavers and an attractively landscaped wet basin for drainage.
 
Q.
Are there environmental features?
A. There will be a wetland mitigation for which 20 acres of open space has been acquired in the immediate area.
 
Q.
What about historical resources?
A. As a result of a cultural resources survey in 1992-93, the Braddock/Haines Farmstead archeological site in the triangle between Evesboro-Medford Road and Route 70 was determined to be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historical Places.

Because the site will be impacted by this project it underwent a data recovery in 1995.

The dwelling and its immediate surroundings date from at least 1821 when Darnel Braddock’s original farmholdings were subdivided among his heirs. The structure survived the construction of the Melrose Station of the Philadelphia-Marlton & Medford Railroad which began operation in 1881. It was still there in the 1930s when the State Highway Department bought the railroad right of way and removed the tracks to build what is now Route 70.
 
Q.
How will traffic be impacted during construction?
A. One lane will be maintained at all times.
 
Q.
What is the cost?
A. This work will cost $3.2 million funded by the Transportation Trust Fund and federal dollars.
 
Q.
Who is the contractor?
A. South State, Inc.
 
Q.
Who is the NJDOT resident engineer?
A. Mike Johnson
 
 
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  Last Updated:  January 7, 2003