New Signal Turned On at Route 322 & Tomlin Station Road
(Harrison Twp, NJ) - Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Heather Simmons turned on the newly constructed traffic signal at the intersection of Route US 322, Swedesboro Road, and Tomlin Station Road (County Route 607) in Harrison Township today.
"There are 20,000 vehicles traveling through this intersection daily and we needed to modernize it. We have seen a lot of growth in this region, and with the addition of the healthcare facility and other future development this intersection is just too busy for a four way stop," said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger.
Freeholder Heather Simmons said that all four approaches of the intersection of Route US 322 (CR 536) with Tomlin Station Road (CR 607) have been widened to accommodate left-turn lanes and the eastbound approach was widened to include a right-turn lane. A traffic signal was installed, guiderails were replaced, grading and profile improvements were made to eliminate a severe dip condition at the intersection and drainage improvements will capture runoff at the new gutter lines.
"This intersection does not even resemble the one it replaced just nine months ago. It has been completely renovated to meet the needs of our motorists," said Simmons, liaison to the Department of Public Works and the County Engineer.
Freeholder Simmons said, "This corridor has been studied for continuing industrial development by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Contemporary infrastructure is necessary in order to promote economic development. Business and industry are looking for the best sites to locate and relocate and we are ready for them in Gloucester County."
The Route US 322 corridor is a major east-west connector for Gloucester County serving the heart of Gloucester County and as a vital link for the state and interstate traffic and commerce. It is the main link from the Commodore Barry Bridge to Route 55.
Tomlin Station Road intersects US Route 322 midway between Route 45 at Mullica Hill and the New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 2. Tomlin Station Road (CR 607) serves as a collector road and link from the Gibbstown section of Greenwich Township through to Route 45 and County Route 694 in South Harrison Township. Tomlin Station Road between US Route 322 and Swedesboro-Franklinville Road, (County Route 538) serves a growing community and a growing industrial and medical arts center (at US Route 322 back to Woodland Avenue). This segment also serves as an alternate route for east-west traffic through the County of Gloucester as a connector to Swedesboro-Franklinville Road.
Freeholder Director Damminger said that the project was completed on time and within its $1.2 million state aid funded budget. RE Pierson Construction Company was the contractor for the project.