WOODBURY — Gloucester County is the recipient of $5.75 million in federal funding for several road improvement projects that could begin in 2015 announced Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Heather Simmons today.
North Main Street/Route 45 in Mullica Hill, Tuckahoe Road in Franklin Township, Woodbury-Glassboro Road in Deptford Township bordering Mantua Township, and are all slated for major upgrades.
Freeholder Director Damminger said, “The roads we have received funding for today have not been resurfaced in many years and require updating and safety improvements like bicycle safe grates and new guardrails.”
“The Woodbury-Glassboro Road project will also include the construction of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Salina Road/Barkbridge Road at the Deptford/Wenonah municipal boundary,” said Damminger.
Freeholder Heather Simmons, Liaison to Public Works said that the federal funding of these projects is a benefit to county taxpayers and motorists.
“The roads the county will be able to repair through receiving this funding are major and costly projects. Sometimes we all feel like we don’t get anything back from Washington DC, but this funding helps keep our budget inline and our infrastructure safe,” Simmons said.
Simmons said that after state and federal authorization of the plans that the county is looking to bid and award the projects and begin them in 2015.
The North Main St./Rt. 45 project in Mullica Hill involves the resurfacing and safety improvements to Route 45 from the new paving line at the Mullica Hill By-Pass (Route US 322/CR536) to the new paving line near Mill Road (Old Route US 322) and the Bridge over the Raccoon Creek in the Village of Mullica Hill in Harrison Township. The roadway sections on either side have been resurfaced leaving the distressed pavement in the downtown district of Mullica Hill.
The project will consist of milling and resurfacing the pavement from the new paving line from the recent intersection improvements from the construction of the Mullica Hill By-Pass (Route US 322/CR536) to the new paving line from the recent construction of the new traffic signal constructed at Route 45 and Mullica Road at the Raccoon Creek Bridge.
Guiderail will be upgraded at the existing bridge crossings of Raccoon Creek and the former mill race. Existing grass cover will remain under any modified/upgraded guiderail.
Bicycle safe inlet grates will be installed where needed and inlet heads will be installed to comply with the current storm water regulations. Long life traffic stripes and raised pavement markers will be installed on the new pavement surface. Estimated construction cost is $800,000.