Under construction: milling and paving continues in Gloucester County to make up for last summer’s state funding delay
(Glassboro, NJ) – Motorists have been seeing an increase in road crews and detours in Glassboro lately due to the county's continued efforts to mill and overlay Main Street (Route 553A). The project runs from the railroad tracks by Sewell Street by the Elk and Glassboro boarder all the way to Lambs Road in Pitman and Mantua.
Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Heather Simmons said that the county is working to make up for a delay in the state’s Transportation Trust Fund program that was put on hold last year by the Governor before this summer’s usual milling and paving program gets underway.
Damminger said, "We have our Public Work’s Department catching up on the work that could not get done last summer because the Governor froze the Transportation Trust Fund, now that that has been resolved and the weather is better, the county can continue to improve our roads."
Freeholder Simmons, Liaison to the Department of Public Works, said that the milling and paving continued on Main Street in Glassboro with the top course of paving installed from towards Heston Road. Due to the weather no work was planned for today, however, on Monday morning (April 3) the county will start at 3 a.m. to get through the intersection of Heston Road and Main Street before the school traffic starts. There is approximately two weeks of milling and paving left to complete this work.
Simmons said, “I know it is not fun to get stuck in the construction delays, because happens to me all the time, but this road will be much safer and easier to drive after the work is completed.”
Simmons noted that milling and paving on Academy Street and Co Route 610 in Clayton has just been completed and that the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Auburn Road and High Hill Road in Woolwich and Swedesboro is the next project slated to get underway mid-April.
“We are going to have a lot of road improvements going on throughout the spring and summer, and we always appreciate the traveling public’s patience. The improvements the county makes to its roads help improve our safety, our communities and our businesses and industry.”
For a complete list of Gloucester County Public Works current and upcoming road projects visit http://www.co.gloucester.nj.us/depts/p/pw/highway/rwu.asp.
Picture: Milling Main St. in Glassboro between Route 322 and High St. on March 29, 2017