(Lindenwold, NJ) – A roadway improvement project is getting underway on Atco Avenue from Jackson Road to the vicinity of West Atlantic Avenue in Waterford Township for the last month. The project is slated to be complete in August and encompasses approximately 1 mile of roadway. The work was needed to improve the road’s surface and assist in maintaining traffic at the posted speed limit.
The $2 million project will reconstruct the roadbed, improve roadway drainage, curbs, driveway aprons and handicap ramps in locations where there is sidewalk. The completed roadway will have white shoulder striping and reflective pavement markers to define a 12-foot-wide travel way which will define the travel lane with a shoulder line that assists with traffic calming on rural roads like Atco Avenue.
The project will also improve visibility of crosswalks using thermoplastic paint with 2-foot-wide “piano key” markings, reflective stop bars, stop signs and speed limit signage meeting current standards for reflectivity.
“Crews will be completing this project throughout peak commuting hours for the next several months so, we recommend that motorists plan ahead and seek an alternative route to avoid potential delays,” said Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “As a reminder, whenever you’re traveling through a construction zone please slow down and be aware of your surroundings.”
Work hours will run from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Camden County Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining over 1,200 miles of county roadway and 50 bridges. They are dedicated to making our area safer for motorists and pedestrians through county highway construction projects and road maintenance, including pothole repairs, street sweeping, grass cutting and storm drainage upkeep. The Public Works Department is located in Lindenwold where personnel are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve the residents of Camden County.
To report concerns on Camden County roadways, call (856)-566-2980 or visit www.camdencounty.com.