County Resurfacing East Ave in Clayton from Academy St. to Franklin Line
(Clayton, NJ) – Gloucester County Department of Public Works will be milling and paving East Ave. from Academy St. (CR 610) to the Clayton / Franklin boundary over the course of the next week.
Freeholder Heather Simmons, Liaison to Public Works said, “East Avenue will be widened to establish bicycle lanes to help improve the safety of the area youth who use this route to get to the Autumn Pasquale Memorial Park.”
Simmons said that the bicycle lanes will continue from Academy Street to East Avenue and will end in close proximity to Autumn Pasquale Memorial Park. South State Inc. will complete the milling and county crews will complete the paving.
The project will consist of milling two inches of the existing asphalt and overlaying the roadway with two inches of new asphalt surface course. Wheel ruts and other pavement distortions will be removed by this pavement overlay. Existing inlet grates that not meet NJDOT standards will be replaced with new bicycle safety grates. The inlet openings not meeting NJ Storm Water Management Guidelines will be replaced or retrofitted. Traffic striping will also be replaced.
Freeholder Lyman Barnes said, “The Freeholders plan the county capital budget six years in advance so that we can make certain our roadways are maintained. This widening and repaving project has been in the planning and will make one of Clayton’s most utilized roads a safer place for all.”
The roadway will remain open during construction. North bound and south bound traffic along East Ave. will be maintained by way of lane shifts, detour or alternating traffic during the various stages of construction. Residents will have access to their driveways at all times. The contractor will maintain driveway aprons within the project limits during construction.