County to begin work on Woodbury-Glassboro Road in Pitman & Mantua
(Mantua, NJ) – A $2.1 million grant funded improvement to Woodbury-Glassboro Road (CR 553) will be getting underway to enhance safetybetween Lambs Road (CR 635) and Tylers Mill Road in Pitman and Mantua announced Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Heather Simmons.
Freeholder Director Damminger said that the intersection improvements to the two existing closely spaced signals at Lambs Road and Tylers Mill Roadwill include the construction of left turn lanes, bicycle compatible shoulders, upgraded drainage and signing.
“Traffic volumes in the area have greatly increased since this road section was constructed in the 1960’s due to general growth and the construction of adjacent State Route 55,” said Freeholder Director Damminger. “The traffic now routinely backs up through both of the intersections during peak periods primarily due to conflicting left turning movements.”
Freeholder Heather Simmons, liaison to the Department of Public Works, said that the County will be removing the current left turn restriction from the Tylers Mill Road intersection with the construction of left turn lanes with the corresponding left turn arrow phasing. Roadway widening will include left hand turn lanes on all approaches to both intersections. Both intersections will be timed and linked together by the traffic signal controllers to promote traffic safety and alleviate traffic congestion concerns.
Simmons said, “This project is state grant funded and we anticipate it to be completed in September. The utility companies have almost completed their relocation so motorists can anticipate construction starting up by the end of the week.”
The contractor isSouth State, Inc. and the construction cost is 100% State Aid Funded Project.