Tuckahoe Road Reconstruction Completed The $2.5 Million federally funded project in realigned a Franklin Twp. Road
(Franklin Twp., NJ) - The reconstruction and realignment of Tuckahoe Road (CR 557) in Franklin Township is completed Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger announced today.
Among many of the features of the two-mile, $2.5 million federally funded reconstruction project widened the roadway, softened a number of curves, added superelevation, realigned the southern end of the road to include a new stop controlled intersection, and fixed drainage and added a number of traffic safety improvements.
"This is an area that has seen growth and the reconstruction of Tuckahoe Road will greatly improve safety," said Freeholder Director Damminger. "This was a large project and we appreciate the residents and motorists patience throughout the detour and the construction," stated Damminger.
The project involved reconstruction and widening of the existing roadway to provide 10-foot shoulders, full-depth replacement of existing pavement, softening of a number of existing curves, construction of superelevation (banking of the roadway) to meet safety standards, and realignment of the southern end of the road to create a new stop controlled intersection with Route US 40. This new intersection at Route US 40 was widened and underground conduit constructed for future signalization, if the NJDOT finds the intersection warrants the construction of a traffic signal in the future.
Damminger said that the two-mile long project began approximately ½ mile south of the Route 557 and Lake/Victoria Ave. intersection and continued southeast to a point approximately ½ mile northwest of the Brewster Road/ Piney Hollow Road intersection near the Atlantic County line. New drainage inlets and culverts were installed and stormwater basin management facilities were constructed. Included in the project was the construction of major two (2) replacement stream culvert crossings of the Marsh Lake Branch of the Great Egg Harbor River. Since the project was within the Pinelands, specialized eco-friendly drainage facilities were constructed including infiltration swales and basins to filter road runoff utilizing native grasses and plants. The project also included the installation of such roadway safety measures such as long life traffic stripes and markings, new signing, raised pavement markers and guide rail.
Opening of the project removes the detour that has been in place utilizing Route US 40 (Harding Highway) and Main Road (County Route 555).