(Lindenwold, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Public Works, in conjunction with Cherry Hill Township, is currently preparing for a major restoration project along Kresson Road in Cherry Hill. The Freeholder Board approved an agreement for shared services with the Township during its February meeting to combine a county project along the road with a project funded by the Township at the intersection of Kresson and Brace Road.
“This agreement allows us to lower overall costs by finding one contractor to perform both projects under a single contract,” said Freeholder Barbara Holcomb, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Kresson Road is a major thoroughfare that stretches from Haddonfield to Evesham and sees thousands of motorists each day. Overall, this project will dramatically improve the road surface in a heavily-trafficked area, and help to lessen the congestion that typically develops at peak travel times.”
Via the shared service agreement, Cherry Hill Township will cover the full cost, approximately $450,000, for the addition of a right-turn lane on Kresson Road accessing Brace Road in the direction heading towards Haddonfield. The added lane is expected to alleviate congestion and ease travel through the busy intersection.
Independent of the shared services agreement, crews on behalf of the Department of Public Works will be resurfacing the road surface and improving drainage and handicap ramps along Kresson Road from Brace Road to Howard Johnson Road.
Bids for the project will be opened on March 6. Construction is anticipated to begin early in the spring, however paving of the roadway will not commence until schools have concluded the term for summer recess in June.
To follow all of the Department’s other ongoing projects in Camden County, visithttps://www.camdencounty.com/service/public-works/current-projects/. To report a pothole, trash, faded line striping or other concerns on county roadways, visithttps://www.camdencounty.com/service/public-works/county-road-report-form/ or call the Department of Public Works at (856) 566-2980.