Camden, NJ) – Crews working on the Haddon Avenue Gateway Project in Camden will close one outside lane of Haddon Avenue in each direction between Newton Avenue and Pine Street, beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 2. The closures will be permanent, as the project expands to install one dedicated bike lane in each direction of the roadway.
“We are transforming this section of Haddon Avenue to be more accessible not only for motorists, but for cyclists and pedestrians as well,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “The goal of this project is to modernize the portion of Haddon Avenue that provides key access to the city’s anchor institutions. This means making sure the roadway is safe and accessible for commuters utilizing a variety of means of transportation.”
The $850,550 project was started in August, and will be completed in three phases with work taking place from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily. When completed in approximately four months, the project will include the full realignment of the intersection and installation of traffic signals, along with the addition of streetscape, a new pocket park and ADA compliant features. The exact timing of the project will be determined by the weather and other factors.
“Motorists will need patience and should look for alternate routes of travel during the different phases of construction on the roadway and intersection. We are upgrading a deeply antiquated and flawed engineering design that is no longer functional in the 21st century,” Shin Angulo continued. “We know that when residents and motorists see the final results, they will view any minor inconvenience in travel over the course of the project as well worth it.”
The Camden County Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining 1,200 lane miles of county roadway, 61 major bridges and 145 minor 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. The Public Works Department is located in Lindenwold where personnel are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve the residents of Camden County.
To report concerns on Camden County roadways, call (856) 566-2980 or visit www.camdencounty.com.