(Lindenwold, NJ) – A $4.1 million project to reconstruct the Somerdale Road Bridge in Gloucester Township is set to begin later this month. This project is being funded through a Local Bridge Future Needs grant administered by the state Department of Transportation.
“This project is another investment we are making to our county’s infrastructure to ensure it remains solid to provide for future generations,” said Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Reconstructing this bridge will allow motorists, pedestrians and cyclists to safely and efficiently traverse this span while they travel through this area.”
The bridge is located approximately 1,300 feet northwest of Chews Landing Road and crosses the north branch of the Timber Creek in Gloucester Township. There will be an alternating traffic pattern in place for the duration of the project, which is set to be completed in May 2024.
This is another project in the commissioner’s ongoing historic investment to rebuild county bridges and roadways. In 2022, with federal, state and county funds more than $33 million of projects have been or are currently under construction. In 2023, another $22 million in projects are under design for construction to maintain our vital infrastructure.
“The department of public works and engineering are working day and night to rebuild our highways and byways and this bridge reconstruction underscores the generational investment we are making in the county,” Dyer continued. “Part of what makes our county special is the ability and ease to get around it through our highway system. The revitalization and rebuilding of our roads will ensure that continues to be the case.”
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.