New Signal at Route 45 & Mullica Road Operational
(Mullica Hill, NJ) - Gloucester County Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Deputy Director Robert M. Damminger were joined by Harrison Township Mayor Louis Manzo and Deputy Mayor Dennis Clowney today as they officially switched on the new traffic signal at the intersection of South Main Street (Route 45) and Mullica Road.
"This intersection was identified as needing a traffic signal through the Route 322 by pass study. The county was able to complete the signal and improvements to this location using federal stimulus funding," said Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney.
Freeholder Deputy Director Robert M. Damminger said that the project consisted of the signalization of the intersection of South Main Street (Route 45) with Mullica Road (also known as old Route 322). The signal provides for Harmony Fire station to pre-empt the signal so fire fighters can control the signal during emergencies.
"The improvements that the county has made to Route 322 benefits thousands of motorists and residents on a daily basis. The upgrade to this intersection helps with the flow of traffic and with the ability of Harmony Fire Station to get their trucks in and out of the station house safely," Freeholder Damminger, liaison to the Department of Public Works.
New sidewalks and handicap ramps were also installed and the radius on one of the corners was adjusted to provide for the crosswalks, handicap ramps and improved truck turning movements. Stop bar striping was placed to allow for truck turning movements. The roadway approaches to the signal were milled 3 inches and overlaid 3 inches and area of deteriorated curb was replaced.
This project is 100 % federally funded through the ARRA federal stimulus program was completed for $310,000.