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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Mairin Bellack
Brian Ahrens
RELEASE: September 06, 2019

Route 130/Hollywood Avenue intersection improvement project begins in Carney’s Point, Salem County

Modern roundabout will replace existing intersection

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the beginning of a safety improvement project to replace the intersection of Route 130 and Hollywood Avenue in Carney’s Point, Salem County with a modern roundabout.      

Beginning at 7 a.m., tomorrow, Saturday, September 7, NJDOT’s contractor South State, will close the southbound lane of Hollywood Avenue/CR 618 from Route 130 to Merion Avenue to install temporary pavement and complete curb work.  The following signed detour will be in place throughout the duration of this project:

Hollywood Avenue/CR 618 southbound detour

  • Motorists wishing to travel on Hollywood Avenue/CR 618 southbound should continue on Route 130 southbound
  • Turn left onto Springfield Avenue
  • Turn left onto Hollywood Avenue/CR 618 northbound

Motorists will be able to use this detour to access the Landings at Carney’s Point, Merion Gardens Assisted Living and other businesses located on Hollywood Avenue/CR 618. 

Hollywood Avenue/CR 618 currently intersects with Route 130 at a severely skewed angle, leading to visibility issues and an above average numbers of crashes.  The $1.9 million state-funded project will improve safety at the intersection by increasing visibility and providing an improved speed transition between rural (50 mph) and urban (35 mph) portions of Route 130.  The project is expected to be complete by Summer 2020.

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 and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page.

Please note, the NJDOT Communications Office has a new phone number – 609-963-1975.

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  Last Updated:  September 6, 2019