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Road Improvements on Hurffville-Cross Keys Road to begin on August 4th

(Washington Twp., NJ) - Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Bob Damminger announced that on or about the week of August 4th Gloucester County will begin reconstructing and widening Hurffville - Cross Keys Road. The county awarded the contract on the major improvement project just a month ago.

"This project is funded entirely through NJ DOT State Aid Funds," said Freeholder Director Sweeney. "The High School is located on this road, and there are also many merchants. We heard their concerns of the Township and worked to get funding through the state to make the area safer and alleviate much of the congestion between the two traffic signals," stated Sweeney.

The $2,126,198 improvement includes widening Hurffville Cross Keys Road to provide for two lanes in each direction, adding a center turn lane and turn lanes at the intersections.

Left turn lanes will be added to all approaches to the Chapel Heights/Ganttown Road intersection and traffic signal will be upgraded to included left turn arrow (phasing). Left turn lanes will be provided from this intersection through to the Veterans Park driveway including the school accesses. Bicycle compatible shoulders will be constructed through the project limits. Sidewalk will also be constructed along the north side (School Side) for the project's length.

Freeholder Deputy Director Bob Damminger said that the Office of the County Engineer has been meeting with the contractor and aggressively moving the project. "We adopted a very aggressive time schedule so that there is minimal disruption to the traffic when school starts back in September," stated Damminger. Freeholder Damminger is the liaison to the County's Department of Public Works.

Access to driveways and through traffic will remain open during construction. Although some delays may be anticipated, traffic will be maintained throughout the duration of the construction. Disruption to the school accesses will be minimized as much as possible with working restrictions during peak school ingress and egress time periods. Despite the working hour restrictions, motorist should expect occasional delays. This project is anticipated to be completed before the end of the calendar year.