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Freeholders Switch On New Signal at Egg Harbor Road Improvements

(Washington Twp., NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert Damminger, Freeholder Heather Simmons, liaison to Public Works and Freeholder Lyman Barnes today switched on the new signal for the $6 million federally funded roadway improvement project on Egg Harbor Road. 
 
The signals and new left turn lanes at the intersections of Hurffville-Grenloch Road and Trent Road and Bentley Drive completed phase I of the Egg Harbor Road improvements the Freeholders said.
 
Director Damminger said, “Egg Harbor Road is one of the busiest roadways in Gloucester County and these improvements will make this a safer place to travel.”
 
Freeholder Heather Simmons said, “This project was finished on time and within budget and now we are into the second phase of the improvement.  Approximately 20,000 motorist drive Egg Harbor Road daily and this upgraded was needed to handle the traffic.”
 
Solar panels at each of the upgraded intersections were added.  Simmons said that the entire length of Phase I was widened, milled, overlayed and re-striped.  Drainage improvements and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations were added.  A drainage basin was constructed across from Raymond Drive to handle any overflow from the roadway widening.
 
Freeholder Barnes said, “Egg Harbor Road is a main artery not only for Washington Township but for the region. Getting this project completed using federal grant funds is a huge help the residents of Washington Township and those drivers who use this road each day.”
 
Phase II of the project consists of roadway improvements that increase capacity, improve traffic flow, and enhance safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists along Egg Harbor Road (County Route 630) between Pembrook Drive and Medical Center Drive.  The improvements include roadway-widening, installation of solar panels at the existing Ganttown Road intersection, auxiliary lanes, drainage improvements, and traffic striping.  The project will also include milling and resurfacing of the entire project limits.  Areas of full depth pavement repair and curb replacement will be performed as needed.  The project is approximately 3Ž4 mile long.  This phase is also 100% federally funded.