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Posted on: August 15, 2019

County Developing Route 541 Transportation and Circulation Plan Seeking Public Comment and Feedback

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The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders is working with the City of Burlington, Burlington Township, Westampton Township and Mount Holly Township to develop the County Route 541 Transportation and Circulation Plan. Part of the planning process includes obtaining input from the public.

 

Freeholder Daniel O’Connell announced today that members of the public will have the opportunity to provide their feedback on traffic and transportation issues along County Route 541 during two public sessions as well as through an online survey.

 

Public sessions are planned for:

  • Monday, Sept. 23 from 4-7 p.m. in the Westampton Township Municipal Building, 710 Rancocas Road
  • Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m.-noon in the Burlington Township Municipal Building, 851 Old York Road

 

According to recent traffic studies, an estimated 31,000 vehicles a day use County Route 541/Burlington-Mount Holly Road between Route 130 in Burlington City and Route 38 in Mount Holly. Approximately 550 trucks use Exit 5 of the NJ Turnpike and 400 trucks use Exit 47 of I-295 daily.

 

“The Freeholder Board is committed to improving roadway safety for all residents in our county,’’ Freeholder O’Connell said. “Our county is growing. In the last 20 years, the four towns along this Route 541 corridor – Burlington City, Burlington Township, Westampton, and Mount Holly – have seen their population increase by 2,785 residents, more than 7%. And the number of households in these towns has increased by 2,263, nearly 15%.”

 

“Growth has brought new commercial and residential opportunity,’’ O’Connell continued. “More economic growth means more traffic. Our goal is to plan accordingly and improve infrastructure so that our residents can continue to enjoy the same easy accessibility throughout the county.”

 

The Burlington County Bridge Commission’s Department of Economic Development and Regional Planning obtained a grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to fund the County Route 541 Plan. No county taxpayer dollars are being expended to complete the Plan.

 

A website with information and an opportunity to comment through an online survey is available at http://www.bcbridges.org/541-project/

 

Once completed, this plan will be a part of the county’s highway master plan, a guide for municipalities, and a resource for implementing improvements in this corridor.