County Awards Contract to Begin Road Improvements on Hurffville-Cross Keys Road
The Road in Front of Washington Township High School will be Widened and Signals will be improved to increase safety and flow of traffic
(Washington Twp., NJ) The Gloucester County Board of Freeholders adopted a resolution at their Wednesday, June 20th meeting authorizing a contract for the improvements to Hurffville-Cross Keys Road (CR 654) from Greentree Road (CR 651) to Ganttown/Chapel Heights Road (CR 639) in Washington Township.
The project will include widening Hurffville Cross Keys Road to provide for two lanes in each direction, adding a center turn lane and turn lanes at the intersections.
The county is eager to get this project underway. Hurffville Cross-Keys Road between Greentree and Ganttown is a busy section of roadway. Our traffic counts show approximately 14,000 vehicles travel this area per day, said Freeholder Director Sweeney. The High School is located on this road, as are many merchants, and this improvement will make the area safer and alleviate much of the congestion between the two traffic signals, Sweeney stated.
This road is a main artery in Washington Township and it was important to the Township that the county could improve it. We heard their concerns and worked to get funding through the state to widen the road and improve the signals, said Director Sweeney.
Freeholder Deputy Director Bob Damminger said that in addition to the road widening, signal upgrades will be installed at the traffic light at Ganttown Road. The signal improvements will include left turn lanes on all of the approaches along with signalized left turn arrows. These improvements are needed to provide for the high volumes of through traffic between the two signals and to accommodate the high volume of turning movements at the intersections.
School just let out and our engineers will be meeting with the contractor next week so that they can begin this project by mid July. We are going to be moving as quickly as possible so that there is not too much disruption to the traffic when school goes back in September, Damminger said. Freeholder Damminger is the liaison to the Countys Department of Public Works. The project is scheduled for completion in November.
DeFalco & Bisconti, Inc. will construct the improvements to Hurffville-Cross Keys Road; the maximum amount of the project will be $2,126,198.