Signal Retiming Cuts Travel Time By As Much As 30 Percent

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

LINDENWALD, N.J. – Motorists in Camden County are getting to their destinations faster thanks to the completion of the Traffic Signal Retiming Initiative along Haddonfield Road.

The Camden County Department of Public Works, in partnership with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVPRC) and the state Department of Transportation recently completed the three-year project which led to 12 recalculated traffic signals from Wyndam Road near Route 73 in Pennsauken Township to Town Center Drive near Route 70 in Cherry Hill.

The project is already assisting local commuters from throughout the region. Weekday morning commuters can expect to see a 34 percent reduction in travel times when travelling southbound, and a 30 percent reduction travelling northbound. Similarly, mid-day weekend travelers can expect to see a 22.5 percent travel time reduction heading southbound, and an 8.4 percent reduction northbound.

“After a year of pandemic-related travel restrictions and work from home arrangements, this should come as a special treat to motorists as they return to their normal travel patterns,” County Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works, said. “If you drive along Haddonfield Road frequently, you will undoubtedly notice the improvements brought about by this retiming. In addition to reducing travel time, we’ve dramatically reduced the average travel delay and number of vehicle stops, further improving the experience of driving along this major throughway.”

The project was paid for by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission using Federal Highway Administrations Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) program. Additional information, including project data, analysis files, and other detailed reports will be available on the project website at: http://dvrpc.taylorwiseman.com. Additional information about traffic signal retiming projects in the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey region is available from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O) office, https://www.dvrpc.org/transportation/tsmo

To help identify areas in need of improvement, the Commissioner Board asks for the public’s assistance in reporting road hazards to the Camden County Public Works Hotline (856) 566-2980. The Department of Public Works Hotline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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