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2/7/2012 - County Launches Year Of Road Improvements

County Launches Busy Year Of Road Improvement Projects

February 7, 2012

Construction equipment rolled out on Centerton Road Monday, kicking off the first of 15 road improvement projects scheduled for 2012 across Cumberland County. Funding for the projects – which range from bridge replacements and repaving to installation of new traffic lights -- comes entirely from federal and state grants. They include road improvements in Bridgeton, Millville and Vineland as well as 9 of Cumberland County’s townships.

Carl Kirstein, Director
Carl Kirstein, Director

 
“This will be a busy year for road improvements throughout the county,” said Freeholder Director Carl Kirstein. “The August flooding forced us to halt all of last year’s scheduled projects and shift our priorities to repairing storm damage. Now we can get back to regular improvements.”

More than $7 million of the work will be funded by federal dollars. The state-funded portion of the work is still in the bidding process. “These will be valuable improvements to our county roads,” said Freeholder Tony Surace, Chairman of the Department of Public Works. “There might be some detours and inconveniences during construction, but the results will be safer and more efficient roads.”

A complete list of projects appears below.


Please note that in the listing of individual projects and their cost in dollars:
M = thousands , MM = million

CR 553 MAIN STREET

From Lummis Mill Road to CR 610 (Maple Ave) and CR 732 (Methodist Rd) to Strawberry Avenue
TOWNSHIPS OF COMMERCIAL, DOWNE, FAIRFIELD & LAWRENCE
Funding Source: Federal $1.9 Million
Approximate start date: April 2, 2012

CR 553 & 611 (CENTERTON ROAD)
From NJSH 56 to Salem County
TOWNSHIP OF UPPER DEERFIELD
Funding Source: Federal $1.2 Million
Approximate start date: February 6, 2012

CR 555 (MAIN ROAD)
From Chestnut Avenue to CR 540 (Landis Avenue)
CITY OF VINELAND
Funding Source: Federal $850 Thousand
Approximate start date: May 14, 2012

CR 619 (WHEAT ROAD) & EAST AVENUE TRAFFIC SIGNAL INSTALLATION
CITY OF VINELAND
Funding Source: Federal $150 Thousand
Approximate start date: March 5, 2012

CR 681 (OAK ROAD) & WEST AVENUE TRAFFIC SIGNAL INSTALLATION
CITY OF VINELAND
Funding Source: Federal $150 Thousand
Approximate start date: March 5, 2012

CR 627 (SILVER RUN ROAD)
From CR 670 (Buckshutem Road) to CR 555 (Dividing Creek Road)
CITY OF MILLVILLE
Funding Source: Federal $750 Thousand
Approximate start date: July 9, 2012

CR 670 (BUCKSHUTEM RD / MAURICETOWN CAUSEWAY RD)
From CR 610 (Cedar Street) to NJSH 47
CITY OF MILLVILLE AND TOWNSHIPS OF COMMERCIAL AND MAURICE RIVER
Funding Source: Federal $2.1 Million
Approximate start date: March 5, 2012

CR 672 (BREWSTER ROAD) & CHESTNUT AVENUE INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS
CITY OF VINELAND
Funding Source: Federal $350 Thousand
Approximate start date: June 25, 2012
The following projects the County is receiving bids on February 15, 2012, with an anticipated start date of April 16, 2012, and an award at the February Freeholder Meeting.

CR 553 (SOUTH WOODRUFF ROAD)
From CR 654 (Lebanon Road) to CR 659 (Rosenhayn Ave)
TOWNSHIP OF UPPER DEERFIELD
Funding Source: State

CR 618 (BOWENTOWN ROAD)
From CR 607 (Greenwich Road) to CR 626 (Roadstown Road)
TOWNSHIP OF HOPEWELL
Funding Source: State

CR 659 (BRIDGETON AVENUE)
From NJSH 77 to CR 606 (Old Deerfield Pike)
CITY OF BRIDGETON
Funding Source: State

CR 717 (KENYON AVENUE)
From CR 552 (Sherman Avenue) to Salem County
TOWNSHIP OF DEERFIELD
Funding Source: State

CR 627 (SILVER RUN ROAD)
From CR 670 (Buckshutem Road) to CR 555 (Dividing Creek Road)
CITY OF MILLVILLE
Funding Source: State
The following projects will be bid late spring/early summer 2012

CR 540 (DEERFIELD ROAD) OVER COHANSEY RIVER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
TOWNSHIPS OF HOPEWELL AND UPPER DEERFIELD
Funding Source: State

CR 623 (CAUSEWAY ROAD) OVER STOW CREEK BRIDGE REHABILITATION
TOWNSHIP OF STOW CREEK
Funding Source: State