(Lindenwold, NJ) – The Freeholder Board’s Department of Public Works will replace the East Atlantic Avenue Bridge over Nicholson Road in Audubon. To facilitate the construction, detours will be in place beginning on or about October 13. The project, which will start with utility pole removal from the site, was delayed because of the demand of resources by the provider in hurricane ravaged states.
“Improving our roadway and bridge infrastructure while increasing highway safety is one of the best investments we can make in our county,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Each year the Freeholder Board identifies roadways and bridges that are in need of improvement across our region.”
The detour plan calls for motorists traveling on Nicolson Road to utilize King’s Highway from the White Horse Pike to the Black Horse Pike, or vice versa, to circumvent the construction area. The suggested detour routes will be posted. Westbound motorists will also be directed to utilize Rt. 130 towards the White Horse Pike to circumvent the construction area. Two-way traffic on Nicholson Road will be closed for one month at the beginning and end of the project. Eastbound one-way traffic will be open during the rest of the project.
“Motorists need to be aware of the construction taking place and plan accordingly,” 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 $2.6 million project will include the complete reconstruction of the span and full replacement of the bridge abutments. The total timeline for this project will span more than a year depending on a variety of different variables in the demolition and construction process. Residents and the surrounding communities should start making plans for different routes based on this project and its longevity.
“As this project progresses the Department of Public Works will keep the public apprised of all lane closures and detour changes,” Shin Angulo continued.
The Camden County Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining 1,400 lane miles of county roadway and 50 bridges. To report concerns on Camden County roadways, call (856) 566-2980 or visit www.camdencounty.com.