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Old 04-30-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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Default Moving to Cherry Hill, traffic on 38 and 70?

Hi guys,

I'll be moving to Cherry Hill this summer and will be working in Center City. I am currently looking at a couple of options in terms of housing, but am undecided. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how bad the commute into center city would be coming from Route 38 near the Cherry Hill mall as well as from Route 70, about a mile east of 295? Obviously, the mall is a few miles closer to Center City. I need to be within 30 minutes in order to respond to emergencies, but would like to be within 20-25 if possible. Thanks.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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Chery hill mall is def with in 20-25 mins..
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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I would guess 38 is probably more consistent than 70, because it's at least 3 lanes all of the time. 70 is a cow's path through Erlton (which is west of where you would be at the mall). 70 has traffic at midnight - I wouldn't expect a consistent 30 minute commute through Erlton.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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38 from the mall area will be the much easier commute and will also give you some other options to get to say Walt Whitman rather quickly if you need an alterante. 70, especially the area you are talking about is a perpetual traffic jam at all hours, only letting up as you get closer to the mall and the road opens up to more then two lanes. If those are your only options and time is important, then 38 all the way.

If you want some alternatives, Collingswood, Oaklyn and Audubon offer very easy access to either bridge and are even closer to the city while still being nearby the amenities of Cherry Hill.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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Rt 38 all the way, especially where you are in RT38. Like other said, RT70 East of 295 is bad.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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Thank you all for the responses. Ideally, I'd like to pick the apartments near the mall, but they do not know their availability yet for the week I'm looking to move. If I do decide to live off route 70, what about taking 295 S to I-676? I know it's a much more circuitous route, but anyone know if the commute time would be shorter than trying to go west on 70? I'd be leaving around 7-7:30 am, and returning around 6 pm most days. Could get called back for an emergency pretty much at any point in time. Would ideally live in Center City, but my spouse will be working in Trenton and is required to live in NJ per her work requirements. Thanks again.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:49 AM
 
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You didn't mention which part of CC? I commute from Mt. Laurel to 6th and Market everyday and it is usually 30 minutes commute if I leave at 7:45AM. Where I am is about where you planned to be on Rt70. I could actually take 70W to the city but I don't like that route at all.

Where in CC is important because if you have to go across town in CC, that could be 10-15 minutes.

What about the apartments across from Cherry Hill Mall?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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I would guess 38 is probably more consistent than 70, because it's at least 3 lanes all of the time. 70 is a cow's path through Erlton (which is west of where you would be at the mall). 70 has traffic at midnight - I wouldn't expect a consistent 30 minute commute through Erlton.
I didn't take 70 through Erlton for years. It's easily bypassed by using Park Blvd.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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Thank you all for the responses. Ideally, I'd like to pick the apartments near the mall, but they do not know their availability yet for the week I'm looking to move. If I do decide to live off route 70, what about taking 295 S to I-676? I know it's a much more circuitous route, but anyone know if the commute time would be shorter than trying to go west on 70? I'd be leaving around 7-7:30 am, and returning around 6 pm most days. Could get called back for an emergency pretty much at any point in time. Would ideally live in Center City, but my spouse will be working in Trenton and is required to live in NJ per her work requirements. Thanks again.
The only problem with 295 south during rush is that you are going to pretty much be sitting in traffic from when you get on at 70 until you get onto 76 (and it's pretty much a parking lot from 541 to the split). I'm honestly not sure which way would be faster between straight down 70 or taking 295. I think 295 would be better, but not by much.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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Thank you all for the responses. Ideally, I'd like to pick the apartments near the mall, but they do not know their availability yet for the week I'm looking to move. If I do decide to live off route 70, what about taking 295 S to I-676? I know it's a much more circuitous route, but anyone know if the commute time would be shorter than trying to go west on 70? I'd be leaving around 7-7:30 am, and returning around 6 pm most days. Could get called back for an emergency pretty much at any point in time. Would ideally live in Center City, but my spouse will be working in Trenton and is required to live in NJ per her work requirements. Thanks again.
Is this at Jefferson? If so, take PATCO. 70 would be fine off rush in the evening to return, if needed.
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