The Burlington County Commissioners announced the latest County Funded Overlay Program will begin this week with repaving on a section of Camden Avenue in Maple Shade and Moorestown.
A total of 8.6 miles of roadway in six municipalities will be milled and resurfaced as part of the County’s plans. The work will be performed on the following roads:
- 0.5 miles of Camden Avenue (County Route 537) in Maple Shade and Moorestown;
- 5.7 miles of Lakehurst Road (County Route 530) in Pemberton Township;
- 1.7 miles of Rancocas Road (County Route 626) in Westampton;
- 0.7 miles of Atlantic and New York Avenues (County Route 690) in Mansfield.
In addition to those four projects, the County plans to regrade Cooper Street (County Route 630) at the intersection with Putnam Street in Beverly.
“Burlington County, being the largest county in New Jersey, is responsible for more than 500 miles of County roads, 411 County bridges and 700 culverts. This transportation infrastructure is critical for Burlington County’s economy, public safety and quality of life,” said Burlington County Commissioner Deputy Director Tom Pullion, the liaison to the Department of Public Works. “These resurfacing plans reflect our Board’s commitment to maintaining this infrastructure responsibly so that travel around our county is manageable and our communities can continue to prosper.”
The repaving work will be performed by South State Inc., which was awarded a $3.7 million contract for the road work earlier this year.
The contract includes a Project Labor Agreement requiring the use of skilled union-labor for the work.
Senator Troy Singleton applauded the County’s investment, saying it would improve mobility and safety in Burlington County’s communities and create jobs.
“These projects represent an important investment in Burlington County’s transportation infrastructure and safety. They will also support a significant number of union construction jobs,” Senator Singleton said. “The benefits of these projects are twofold – these investments will put people to work and will help drivers have a smoother ride.”
The repairs are scheduled to start on Camden Avenue beginning this Friday, Nov. 17. The road will be milled and repaved from South Boulevard Avenue in Maple Shade to approximately 400-feet east of the Lenola Road intersection in Moorestown.
The work will occur during the night hours and is expected to take about a week to complete. Traffic will be maintained through the work area, but motorists using the road will likely experience delays and are encouraged to find alternative routes.
Once work on Camden Avenue is completed, the contractor will progress to another road on the County plan until all five projects are completed.
The work is separate from the County’s State Funded Overlay Program. Approximately 34 miles of county road through 13 municipalities is expected to be repaved this year as part of that program.