N.J. seeks to make Route 130 safer for pedestrians


DELRAN — Police in southern New Jersey are working together to try to make Route 130 safer for pedestrians.

Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa (kee-AY’-sah) announced the launch of an 18-month “Operation 130 Safe Passage” program in Delran Monday.

The 22 1/2-mile highway in Burlington County is a major transit artery.

Officials say 13 pedestrians have been killed and more than 40 have been involved in motor vehicle accidents on the road between 2007 and 2011.

County sheriff’s officers and police in 12 towns will participate in the program.

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