CHERRY HILL — Work resumes Monday to repair what the Department of Transportation considers the one of the worst road surfaces in New Jersey.

Road Work Sign

One lane of Route 70 in Cherry Hill will be closed in both directions between the New Jersey Turnpike and Chambers Avenue, which is just before the Market Place at Garden State Park shopping center, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays, with two lanes closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

"This work will address some of the worst road surface in the state and significantly improve driving conditions until a much larger, $30 million project begins in 2020 that will overhaul this entire stretch of Route 70," the DOT said in a statement.

The $9 million project began last last summer but was suspended for the winter and should be complete by fall.

"Please allow yourself extra time when traveling on Route 70, and whenever possible take an alternate route," Camden County Freeholder Shin Angulo said in a statement from the county.

The project also involves upgrading traffic signals with image detection devices, the removal and replacement of faulted or damaged concrete slabs, reconstruction and leveling of storm water inlets and manholes, limited construction of concrete curb ramps, and final milling and paving using a high-performance thin overlay.

Another major road maintenance project, in Mercer County on the ramps to Route 1 North and South from Exit 67 on Route 95 North/Route 295 South, took a step closer to completion with the weekend replacement of deck panels.

The DOT expects the southbound ramp to Route 1 to reopen in mid-April.

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