(Lindenwold, NJ) – Beginning this September, crews will begin a complete reconstruction of Berlin-Cross Keys Road at the intersection with New Freedom Road in Winslow Township. The $1 million improvement project will dramatically enhance the quality and drivability of the roadway.
“Each year we survey the county and identify roadways, bridges and infrastructure in need of significant repairs or reinvestment,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “There is no other investment we can make as an elected board that simultaneously benefits public safety, transportation, and economic activity.”
In addition to the road reconstruction, the project will enlarge a stormwater basin near the intersection with New Brooklyn-Erial Road to handle the increase in stormwater runoff which will result from a future widening of the roadway.
“This infrastructure work is a harbinger of more investment into a significant county roadway in the future,” Shin-Angulo said. “Moving into the next construction season we are hopeful to fully reconstruct and widen five miles of Berlin-Cross Keys Road. Once construction permits are approved by the state, we will be releasing more information on the size and scope of the project.”
Permits for the widening of Berlin-Cross Keys Road have been received from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. These permits will allow the County to widen the 5-mile stretch of Berlin-Cross Keys road between the White Horse Pike and New Brooklyn-Erial Road. The widening will provide for two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane. Construction will be phased over the next five years and is not a component of the road reconstruction project beginning next month.
Additionally, Gloucester Township has partnered with the County to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Berlin-Cross Keys Road and Kearsley Road. This installation is scheduled to begin later this fall.
Timing is dependent on weather and is subject to change. To follow this project, and all of the Department’s other ongoing projects in Camden County, visithttps://www.camdencounty.com/service/public-works/current-projects/.