(Lindenwold, NJ) – Beginning on Monday, Aug. 6, the Camden County Department of Public Works will begin a major milling and resurfacing project along Warwick Road (CR 669) in Somerdale, Stratford, and Hi-Nella. The project will stretch from the vicinity of Fox Ridge Avenue to Somerdale Road (CR 677).
“We believe that one of the best investments we can make in our county is to improve our highway infrastructure,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “This is a stretch of road that we identified as part of our ongoing effort to improve county roadways where some critical upgrades were needed. This means making the streets safer to drive on and bringing curbs and ramps into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.”
The project is scheduled to begin on Aug. 6 and continue for 90 days. The exact timing of the project will be determined by the weather and other factors. Construction will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily with lane shifts and alternating traffic. The road will remain open during the project, and no detours are planned at this time.
“Motorists need to be aware of the construction taking place and plan their daily commutes accordingly. This is a project that will be ongoing for up to three months and will cause congestion and new traffic patterns as a result,” Shin Angulo said. “Whenever you are driving through a road construction zone, please stay prepared for traffic pattern changes and be observant of posted instructions or directions.”
The approximately $1.4 million project will involve milling and paving, reconstructing part of the roadway, improving handicap ramps, installing concrete vertical curbs and driveway aprons, and traffic striping.
“As this project progresses the Department of Public Works will keep the public apprised of all lane closures and detour changes,” Shin Angulo continued. “We expect that this project will do completed by the first week of November, and we are going to do everything we can to maintain that timeline.”
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. To report concerns on Camden County roadways, call (856) 566-2980 or visitwww.camdencounty.com.