Drivers on the North-South Freeway (Rt. 42) in New Jersey can now use new access ramps to and from Blackwood that opened for the first time this afternoon.
rt 42 ribbon madden New Blackwood Interchange Opens on Rt. 42 Freeway

KYW’s David Madden reports that getting to the main campus of Camden County College will be a whole lot easier now, thanks to the $9-million, state funded project.

At a noontime ribbon-cutting ceremony, Lou Cappelli, director of the Camden County Freeholders (fourth from left, wearing green necktie, in photo), said the ramps — which are expected to carry upwards of 5,000 cars a day — will also be a big boon to Gloucester Township:

“This will provide a direct connection to undeveloped land, land that now becomes very valuable and very usable because of the access to Route 42.”

Hundreds of acres will now be in play. This is the first new interchange along Route 42 since it was originally built more than 50 years ago.

(Photo by KYW’s David Madden)

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