Harsh Winter Takes Toll on County Roadways
Bridgeton, NJ - With Spring just days away, the Cumberland County Department of Public Works and Property wants you to know that they are working very hard to address potholes that have been created due to the extreme weather the County has been challenged with this winter.
County Engineer John Knoop said, “The harsh winter has taken a toll on our County Road Network. Now that we have a break from the snow and severe cold temperatures, our Public Works crews have been busy addressing numerous potholes that have developed over the winter”.
Since the break in the weather, the County has had a minimum of 6 crews working throughout the County filling potholes using over 50 tons of cold patch. In addition, the County’s Spray Patch Truck has been on the road every day over the last week filling more than 200 potholes.
Deputy Director and Freeholder Liaison to Public Works Doug Long said, “We are encouraging the public to report potholes or dangerous road conditions utilizing the County’s on line Roadway Service Request Form that can be obtained from the County’s home webpage at www.co.cumberland.nj.us.
We also ask that the motoring public use caution when navigating the roads especially in areas where crews are working to repair to roadways. As always we appreciate the public’s patience while repairs are being made. Remember, Safety First”.
Members of the public that have access to web should go to the County Website (www.co.cumberalnd.nj.us) and click the ‘submit a service request’ button on the left side of the page. If there is no access to the web, feel free to contact the Cumberland county Department of Public Works and Property to report potholes or dangerous road conditions at 856-453-2192.