Road work could slow the commute for thousands of drivers along a busy South Jersey road.
The Camden County Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin a weeks-long highway project that will result in the reduction of Haddonfield-Berlin Road (CR 561) from four to two lanes beginning Monday.
“Whenever you are driving through a road construction zone, please prepare for traffic pattern changes, and be observant of posted instructions,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County DPW.
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The project will center on making improvements to the bridge near the Downs Farm Swim Club in Cherry Hill. The outer lanes of Route 561 will be closed 24 hours a day for about two to three weeks while the DPW makes these improvements.
The road, which connects Cherry Hill to Haddonfield and Berlin Township, serves about 15,000 drivers every day, according to Camden County.
Message boards are in place to alert motorists of possible traffic delays and drivers are advised to be on the lookout for more traffic than usual.
“In addition, finding an alternate route to your destination would also be advisable during the duration of this project,” said Leonard.