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On Friday 10/28/2016, between 9am and 3:30pm, Morris Drive will be CLOSED at Springdale Road. The ongoing construction project will involve work within the intersection, so there will be no turns possible from Springdale onto Morris, and Morris will be closed to all approaching traffic at Brian Drive with internal neighborhood detours set at Heartwood Drive.

For Friday, 10/28, traffic on Morris Drive will need to use the Heartwood Drive detour to either Lark Lane or Kresson Road in order to access Springdale Road. Morris Drive traffic should detour to Haddonfield-Berlin Road in order to access Evesham Road. After 3:30 pm, both lanes of Springdale will be re-opened for normal traffic.

Springdale Road will continue to be COMPLETELY CLOSED IN THE NORTHBOUND DIRECTION from Evesham Road to Wilderness Drive, Monday-Friday 7 am-3:30 pm, for about two more weeks. After 3:30 pm each day, two-way traffic will resume throughout the project area.

Community members may view the detour plan for this project, including maps of the plan provided by the Cherry Hill Police Department, by clicking here.

The county anticipates reopening both lanes of Springdale Road around the end of the work day on November 11. After that, periodic daily closures will occur as lane striping and other finishing touches are made. All changes to traffic patterns will continue to be announced as they are received. Questions or concerns regarding the ongoing project should continue to be directed to the Camden County Department of Public Works, highway@camdencounty.com or (856) 566-2980.

Please expect delays and allow for extra travel time if you must drive in these areas.

If you missed the Zone PTA-sponsored Board of Education Candidates' Forum, moderated by the League of Women Voters on October 19, you may view the video of the forum by clicking here. You still have another opportunity to ask the candidates questions at the additional forum on November 2 at the Carmen Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer Street. The Cherry Hill Education Association is sponsoring the event. It will be moderated by Mr. Steve Ansert, who teaches both English and Broadcasting at Cherry Hill High School West.

Seven candidates are vying for three open seats on the Cherry Hill Board of Education. The candidates are running for three-year terms in the November 8 School Board election.

In ballot order, the candidates running in this year's election are: Ruth Schultz, Ian Morris, Edward Wang, Steve Robbins, Fredrick Dande, Joseph Gerace, and Jane Scarpellino. Bios with information about the seven candidates vying for three open seats on the Cherry Hill Board of Education are available by clicking here. Submitted by the candidates, these bios are listed in ballot order.

Route 70 is undergoing extensive surface repairs in order to make the roadway smoother and safer for all motorists, in advance of a major overhaul slated for sometime in 2019/2020. The 2016 repairs involve concrete work, milling and repaving of the road surfaces, and re-striping of lines. This resurfacing is being accomplished in two phases:

Phase 1 is from Haddonfield Road to the NJ Turnpike.

Phase 2 is from the Pennsauken Township line to Haddonfield Road, and then from the NJ Turnpike to the Evesham Township border.

The majority of this work is being performed overnight, but there will be occasional daytime operations which will affect traffic flow through Cherry Hill Township. At least one lane will be closed daily between the overnight hours of 9 pm and 6 am, seven days per week, for several months. There also will be occasional daytime closures in areas where there are more than two lanes, and these closures will be from 9 am through 3 pm each day. Advance warning will be provided by NJDOT through the use of electronic message boards and permanent signs. There will always be at least one lane of Route 70 maintained at all times, and the work will be performed in only one direction at a time.

These daily closures will continue through approximately November 2016. Advance notice will be provided if there are any changes and when the work interferes with any intersections where police are needed to assist with traffic control. Thank you for your patience and understanding as this long-term project begins. Please feel free to contact CHPS at (856) 429-5600, extension 4371, with any questions, as we have open lines of communication with the NJDOT Project Managers.

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