Camden, NJ--The New Jersey Department of Transportation [NJDOT] will be holding two public information centers to provide residents, officials and businesses information on the conceptual alternatives for the replacement of the Route 130 Bridge spanning Main Branch of Newton Creek between the City of Camden and Haddon Township.

The public meetings will be held on Tuesday, June 12 at Yorkship Elementary School, 1251 Collings Ave. from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 Malandra Hall Community Center, 1200 S. Merrimac Road.

The NJDOT Bridge Management System identified the bridge in poor condition with a priority ranking for repair. It  is recommending the complete replacement of the bridge, which was built in 1927 and rehabilitated in 1941.

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Those who attend the meeting will have the opportunity to review the conceptual plans, ask questions and share information with NJDOT staff.

In addition to the replacement of the 11-span bridge, the NJDOT is proposing a 10-foot shared use path on the southbond side, a 6-foot sidewalk on the northbound side and extending the sidewalk up to the Newton Creek Mobile Home Park on the northeast corner and up to Independence Village on the northwest corner.

The estimated start of construction is spring 2023.