If you are new to the Blackwood Campus, you can find easy access to the College directly from Rt 42 north and southbound by taking Exit 7B. This exit is clearly marked with signs directing you to the College Drive entrance of the Blackwood Campus.
In order to ease traffic around the Blackwood Campus, we recommend you use this exit both when coming to and leaving the College. You will see there are several traffic “round-abouts” (circles) on and near the Blackwood Campus. These round-abouts help to move traffic more efficiently but if you are not familiar with these traffic devices please review the attached brochure: College Drive Roundabout.
IMPORTANT ROAD CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT
Blackwood Campus beginning April 8, 2013. Plan for expected traffic delays.
The Blackwood Campus is now moving into its final phase of the Ring Road Project which will include the renovation of the Washington Drive bridge and final paving of the southern portion of the Ring Road.
Beginning on Monday, April 8, 2013, Washington Drive will be closed to all vehicular and foot traffic between College Drive and Jefferson Drive to facilitate replacement of the culvert over Holly Run Creek. This roadway is estimated to reopen in July 2013.
For those accustomed to using Rt. 42 exit 7B this will mean some inconvenience since College Drive traffic will be detoured to Peter Cheeseman Road.
Expect traffic delays at least for the first two weeks that this detour is in effect. I strongly suggest that you avoid possible delays by using an alternate southern route:
From Rt. 42 use Exit 7 onto Sicklerville Road (County Route 705). From Sicklerville Road turn left onto Hickstown Road at the WaWa store. From Hickstown Road turn left onto Peter Cheeseman Road then left again into the College. This will add about 2 miles to your trip but it will alleviate the delays expected at the Peter Cheeseman Road /College Drive intersection.
If you choose to use exit 7a, take College Drive to Orr Road then take Orr Road to Sicklerville Road and follow directions above.
When leaving the College, turn right onto Peter Cheeseman Road taking it to Hickstown Road. At Hickstown Road if you turn left it will take you to Erial Road then left back to College Drive. To get to Route 42, turn right on Hickstown Road and take it to Sicklerville Road then right to Rt. 42.
Paving of the Halpern Hall parking lot will take place in the next two weeks. The final paving of the Ring Road will take place at sometime during the summer months. We fully expect all of these projects to be completed before the start of the fall 2013 semester.
If you have any questions kindly contact the Department of Public Safety.
Campus Improvements - 2013
In early spring the College will begin work on replacing the waterway culvert that crosses under Washington Drive. This will mean that traffic will be detoured to Peter Cheeseman Road for about 6 weeks while the roadway is improved. Ultimately this work will result in a significant beautification of the entrance and the development of the new Holly Run park facility.
Taft Hall Renovation
Now that Kevin G. Halpern Hall for Science and Health Education is completed , work has begun on the renovation and conversion of Taft Hall into the new "One-Stop" student services center. Planning and design are under way so that renovation will commence in September 2013. Renovation will take approximately eight to 12 months with a planned opening in fall 2014.