Gloucester County Announces Start of Route 322 and Fries Mill Road Intersection Improvement Project in Monroe
The County of Gloucester has contracted R.E. Pierson Construction Co. to complete intersection improvements to Glassboro Rd. (US Rt 322) and Fries Mill Rd (CR 655), announced Commissioner Deputy Director Heather Simmons, Liaison to Engineering and Public Works. Work began January 30.
Deputy Director Simmons said the project consists of road widening, drainage improvements, traffic signal improvements, ADA curb ramp installation and roadway resurfacing. Turn lanes and through lanes will be provided on all approaches to address current congestion at this intersection. Utility relocation will be occurring as well during construction.
“Critical funding from the state is what keeps our roads some of the best in the southern part of the state,” said Simmons. “Crews will be able to get the job done by utilizing lane shifts. Alternative traffic routes or closures will be utilized when required.”
Typical work hours will be from 7 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some nighttime work will be scheduled to minimize disruption to traffic flow.
This is one of many transportation projects made possible by former Senate President Steve Sweeney. Thanks to his advocacy during his time in Trenton, the New Jersey Department of Transportation awarded more than $110 million to Gloucester County through the Transportation Trust Fund and other NJDOT programs for repairs and improvements to roads and bridges that improve the quality of life for residents.
“This consistent attention to our roads keeps them in good shape so that we rarely face an emergency situation that can drain resources or cause a danger,” said Director Frank DiMarco.
This project is anticipated being completed in Mid-September 2023. The Construction Contract is for $6,768,850.22.
For more information about the Department of Public Works or current road projects, call 856-307-6400 or visit https://gloucestercountynj.gov/480/Public-Works.