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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.
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
sessions are planned for:
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.
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%.”
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.”
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
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.