NJ officials mark start of unraveling of roads

NJ officials marking start of unraveling of perpetually jammed Philly-area roads

Associated Press

BELLMAWR, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's lieutenant governor and transportation commissioner have marked the start of a project intended to untangle one of the area's most jammed highway interchanges.

The project is intended to simplify the spot where Interstates 295 and 76 and Route 42 all come together just south of the Walt Whitman Bridge.

The groundbreaking for the project was held Monday.

The spot is a major headache for commuters traveling to Philadelphia from parts of Camden and Gloucester Counties. The project is expected to take eight years to complete and cost $900 million.

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