‘Once in a generation’: Camden County announces $151M Route 70 improvement project

Route 70 in Camden County will get $151 million worth of improvements, according to an announcement this week from the county board of commissioners and the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

The Route 70 Corridor Improvement Project is designed to relieve congestion and improve safety, the release said. The $151 million project will be funded by the state, and include upgraded traffic signals, replacement or installation of dynamic message signs, improvements in drainage, road resurfacing and more.

“This project is key to increasing the safety and efficiency for the tens of thousands of travelers who use this road every single day,” county Commissioner Virginia Betteridge said in a prepared statement. “Investing in our county’s infrastructure and ensuring that it will last well into the future is a top priority for the commissioners and we’re grateful to our state partners for this once-in-a-generation investment into Camden County.”

The project is expected to be performed in phases, starting with utility work that is currently ongoing. The project is expected to be completed in early 2027.

“The investment NJDOT is making now in New Jersey’s infrastructure will help improve travel times, relieve congestion and increase safety on this key roadway through Camden County,” NJDOT’s acting assistant commissioner of capital program management, Parth Oza, said in a statement. “The Route 70 Corridor Improvement Project is just one example of how infrastructure improvement can enhance the quality of life for New Jersey residents.”