(Lindenwold, NJ) – Every Spring as the weather warms, and asphalt plants restart their operations, it marks the start of the Department of Public Works pothole patrol. Several crews are hitting the streets to repair the breakdown of the roads created by the severe winter conditions over the last three months.
Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, talked about the ongoing effort.
“Crews have been dispatched throughout the highways and byways of the county to put down thousands of tons of hot asphalt and keep vehicles moving,” Dyer said. “This spring the county will move forward with its capital maintenance program to repave roadways, but in the interim the pothole patrol will patch over as many problematic areas as possible before the spring construction season starts.”
The Commissioners are asking residents to report any road hazards they encounter to the Public Works Hotline (856) 566-2980. The number is answered by a live person, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Also, residents can contact DPW through the county website at www.camdencounty.com, through Twitter at @camdencountynj, or through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/camdencountynj.
“Residents are our best eyes on our roadways and we, as a collective commission, want to address potholes and roadway concerns from the Delaware River to the Pine Barrens,” Dyer continued. “We need everyone to become engaged in this effort to make Camden County a better place to live and drive throughout our 1,200 lane miles of roads.”
When residents call the Highway Department to report an issue, county personnel will come out to address the situation within a short period of time.
“Just yesterday one crew working in Winslow and Berlin put down more than 10 tons of hot asphalt,” Dyer explained. “And as a reminder I want to ask residents to slow down and be patient when they see our crews working. Filling potholes can be dangerous so please remember to keep an eye out for our personnel.”