By: Follow South Jersey Staff
LINDENWOLD, N.J. — Several major roadway improvement projects in communities across Camden County have been scheduled and begun by the Camden County Department of Public Works.
According to the county, each year, the Commissioner Board identifies roadways and bridges that are in need of improvement.
“Improving our roadway infrastructure and improving pedestrian and motorist safety is one of the best investments we can make as a government body,” Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works, said. “Maintaining the quality and drivability of county roads keeps our residents safe on their commute and reduces the wear and tear to vehicles as they travel our highways and byways. As always, residents are encouraged to report any problems or road hazards to the Department of Public Works.”
Major improvements have been underway since January along Berlin-Cross Keys Road (CR 689) in Winslow and Gloucester Township. The nearly $6 million project will improve road conditions from New Brooklyn Erial Road to the Camden County Technical School, and result in road widening in some areas, asphalt base repairs, inlet installation, stormwater basin improvements, installation of a traffic signal at the entrance to the Camden County Technical School, and other enhancements.
The project is currently anticipated to be completed by the end of February 2022.
In May, county crews began two other major rehabilitation projects: a $1.5 million reconstruction of East Taunton Road (CR 536) in Winslow and Waterford Townships and Berlin Borough (between White Horse Pike and Tansboro Road); and a $1.8 million rehabilitation of Centre Street (CR 622) in Merchantville Borough and Pennsauken Township (between Locust Street and Cove Road).
Crews expect the East Taunton Road project to be completed by the end of September 2021. The Centre Street project is expected to conclude in January 2022.
The Camden County Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining 1,200 lane miles of county roadway and 50 bridges. They are dedicated to making our area safer for motorists and pedestrians through county highway construction projects and road maintenance, including pothole repairs, street sweeping, grass cutting and storm drainage upkeep.
To help identify areas in need of improvement, the Commissioner Board asks residents to report road hazards to the Camden County Public Works Hotline (856) 566-2980 or by using the form available online here.
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