Logan Township Still Working on Beckett Road Improvement Plans

BRIDGEPORT — The Logan Township Council discussed necessary improvements coming for Beckett Road at their meeting on Oct. 15. Logan has been looking into traffic calming elements for the road, including medians with shrubs and trees.

Engineer Annina Hogan believes that the Beckett Road Traffic Calming Project will be put together to advertise in the winter, and Logan Township will be able to award the job in the spring. “We’re doing some fine tuning with the work, and we’re going to see what we can do that makes sense,” Hogan assured.

The township has been working on repairs for its roadways and ideas for slowing down speeders. Hogan has recently had rumble strips removed from Beckett Road. At this meeting, Council adopted a resolution that approved a form of maintenance guarantee for a project by American Asphalt Company Inc., relating to the Beckett Road paving project.

Hogan also mentioned in her report that curbing work was imminent in the New Castle Lane area as well. Not that long ago Council lowered the speed on Beckett Road between Center Square Road and Oldmans Creek Road to 25 mph.

Council also gave Hogan their approval to advertise for bids for the Fiscal Year 2019 NJDOT Township Line Road Improvements Phase 3. Hogan was also authorized to prepare bid specs and advertise for bids for the NJDOT Pedestrian Safety Grant Project.

In another resolution, Council authorized an agreement with Whirl Construction for the installation of a Gametime Jumbo Flyer at Mechanic Park Tot Lot.

In Council updates, Councilmember Doris Hall thanked Public Works for their work on Beckett Road, where the department had been installing urns. Public Works Superintendent Michael Riley noted that the department was looking for more places to put urns.

Also, Councilmember Bernadine Jackson thanked everyone who participated on Logan Day this year. Logan Fire Chief Scott Oatman reported that Logan’s Fire Department is doing well. In zoning, Oatman added that the zoning areas were doing okay. “We’re working on getting some abandoned properties taken care of,” he said.

Logan’s police report for September showed 1,292 calls to service for the Logan Township Police Department, along with 31 accidents and one DWI. At the end of the month, Logan’s forces became involved in a robbery at TD Bank on Route 45 in West Deptford. The man fled the area on foot. Around the same time patrols were searching for the suspect, a citizen reported the man’s car as entering I-295 at a high rate of speed.

 After a description of the suspect’s car was broadcast, it was found just minutes later abandoned at the intersection of Main and Church Streets in Logan Township. Logan Township officers seized the vehicle there.

by Robert Holt

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