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8/8/2011 - Sherman Avenue Detour To Shift

Sherman Avenue Detour Will Shift East of Boulevard
On Monday, August 8th

One detour will end, and a new one will begin on Monday, August 8th (weather permitting) as a nine-month construction project along a section of Vineland’s Sherman Avenue (CR 552) moves into its second and final phase.
`Monday, August 8th (weather permitting) a nine-month construction project along a section of Vineland’s Sherman Avenue (CR 552) moves into its second and final phase
Since March, drivers traveling east on Sherman Avenue have had to detour around the construction area, which stretched from Delsea Drive to SW Boulevard. That detour will end as the second phase of construction closes Sherman Avenue from Main Road to SE Boulevard.

The official detour will divert drivers heading west on Sherman onto Main Road (CR 555) south to Butler Avenue west, to SW Boulevard north, back onto Sherman Avenue west.

The $3.1 million federally funded project will bring major improvements to the section of Sherman Avenue (CR 552) on both sides of the intersection with SE and SW Boulevards and the Conrail railroad tracks that run between them. Most notably, the construction will bring Sherman Avenue up to the grade of the tracks.

The project also includes adding two additional lanes to Sherman Avenue at the intersection as well as a traffic signal. Conrail will be improving and widening the railroad-crossing surface.

Sam Fiocchi, Freeholder
Sam Fiocchi Freeholder
 
I’m pleased that construction is moving right on schedule,” said Freeholder Sam Fiocchi, Chairman of the Department of Public Works. “We know the detours have been inconvenient for residents and businesses, but the safety improvements we will have in a few months will make it worth it.”

Just as in phase one, drivers will not be able to cross the railroad tracks at the Boulevard, but access will be open to local residents and businesses along the construction area. The U.S. Post Office on SE Boulevard just below Sherman will remain open during construction with access from the south.

The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.