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UPDATE: Read the NJ.com report on the meeting here.
From the report:
“It’s about time” was the general consensus from those who attended an informal information session Thursday night regarding the long-planned overhaul of the notoriously tangled 295/42/76 highway interchange, a project decades in the making that is now finally set to begin.
“Thank God they’re finally doing it,” said Mary Corbett, a Mount Ephraim resident who stated she maneuvers the interchange regularly. “That whole interchange is extremely dangerous, with the crossover traffic at the off- and on-ramps. It’s very dangerous.”
However, she, like many others, noted that the $800 million, eight-year project is far from perfect.
“They’re still not addressing the fact that you can’t get to 42 South from 295 North, or 42 North from 295 South,” said Corbett. “There’s so much tractor trailer traffic on the local roads, especially on Black Horse Pike, but that’s not part of this project.”
That’s actually part of a different project, set to begin in 2016, according to John McCleerey, NJ Department of Transportation project manager for the 295/42/76 interchange plan.
Earlier coverage below.
“The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will host an informal public information session Thursday night to discuss the project.
“This meeting will be held in the Bellmawr Ballroom in Bellmawr Borough, from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21. This informational meeting will provide the residents of the region with critical construction information and timelines.”
“The project is expected to cost about $800 million over four contracts and its projected completion date is 2021.
” ‘Besides the Pulaski Skyway, I can’t think of a larger project in the DOT’s history,’ said NJDOT spokesman Timothy Greeley.”