ROADS/BRIDGES: Deadly Rte. 130 in New Jersey gets road diet

April 21, 2017

NJDOT will reduce the number of lanes to slow traffic on the route, which is known for having many pedestrian deaths over the years

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has started another round of safety improvements on Rte. 130, the road dubbed the state’s most dangerous.

Rte. 130 has been repeatedly singled out by pedestrian-safety groups because of a high number of fatalities over the last few years.

According to figures compiled by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, 11 pedestrians were killed on Rte. 130 in Burlington County between 2012 and 2014. The group also says a total of 18 pedestrians were killed in that period in the Rte. 130 corridor running through Camden, Burlington, Mercer and Middlesex counties.

NJDOT will reduce lanes on Rte. 130 in Burlington City from three to two each way in order to slow the flow. Narrowing the roadway in order to slow traffic is called a “road diet.” Officials say there are some other safety improvements in the works for 130 in the Burlington City area.