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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – One of South Jersey’s more dreaded traffic circles has faded into history.

The 70-year-old Marlton Circle has been officially eliminated. NJ DOT has been working on the intersection of Routes 70 and 73 for two years now at a cost of some $33 million.

“The circle has been re-engineered and replaced with this overpass that now carries route 73 over route 70,” says transportation department spokesman Tim Greeley.

That should at least reduce, if not eliminate, the backups at that intersection that have been legendary and not in a good way.

Some 90,000 cars use the intersection every day with projections topping 110,000 in the next 20 years.

Don’t be surprised to see some overnight lane closures in the next few months, mostly to deal with peripheral issues.

Reported By David Madden, KYW Newsradio

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