Public Works projects heat up after July 4th holiday

  Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Heather Simmons announced a series of milling and paving projects that are scheduled to begin after the 4th of July.
  Projects in Deptford Township, Washington Township, Harrison and South Harrison Townships, and Greenwich and East Greenwich Townships are expected to get underway beginning July 5, 2017 though the middle of July.
  Freeholder Director Damminger said, “Each year the county plans to mill and pave approximately 15 miles of our roadway.  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.”
  Freeholder Heather Simmons, Liaison to the Department of Public Works, explained that the road work is scheduled to take place overnight in order to reduce traffic congestion for the traveling public.
  Simmons said, “We are mindful that this is summer travel season so we are having the contractor complete the work at night to keep the roads safe and clear during the day.”
  Simmons continued, “The summertime is the best time to complete these resurfacing projects and plan each year in advance to maintain portions of the 410 miles of roadway of the county.  We take pride in making sure that we maintain a safe and secure County public roadway system.”
  Notice will be distributed to local businesses and residents in advance of the work and the county’s Variable Message Boards will be placed along the roadways to notify the traveling public.  County personnel will be present during all night operations performing inspection.
 
Cooper Street, Deptford Township
  On or about July 5 and 6 the milling and paving of the roadway surface for Cooper St. County Route 534, from the New Jersey Turnpike overpass to State Highway Route 47, Delsea Drive will be completed.  It is approximately 0.45 miles long and this work will be completed at night with crews working from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  The contractor is South State Inc.  Traffic control will be in place with local police providing assistance.  Traffic is anticipated to keep moving with at least one lane of traffic in each direction.

Ganttown Road / Chapel Heights, Washington Township
  On or about July 7 and 10 the milling and paving of the roadway surface of Ganttown Road/Chapel Heights, County Route 639, from the Egg Harbor Road County Route 630 to Theis Road.  It is approximately one mile long and work will be completed at night with crews working from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  The contractor is South State Inc.  Traffic control in place and will also have local police providing assistance.  Detours are anticipated but will allow traffic to flow in one direction during construction.  There may be a complete detour during certain construction operations. Residents will have access to their driveways at all times.

Tomlin Station Road, Harrison & South Harrison
  On or about July 11 and 12 the milling and paving of the roadway surface of Tomlin Station Road, County Route 607, from the State Highway Route 322 to Franklinville Road County Route 538.  This project is approximately 2.9 miles and this work will be completed at night with crews working from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  The contractor is South State Inc.  We will have traffic control in place and will also have local police providing assistance.  A detour is anticipated, but will allow traffic to flow in one direction during construction.  There may be a complete detour during certain construction operations. Residents will have access to their driveways at all times.

Tomlin Station Road, Greenwich & East Greenwich Townships
  On or about July 13 and 14 the milling and paving of the surface of Tomlin Station Road, County Route 607, from the State Highway Route 295 Overpass to Swedesboro Avenue.  This project is approximately 1.27 miles long and this work will be completed at night with crews working from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  The contractor is South State Inc.  We will have traffic control in place and will also have local police providing assistance.  A detour is anticipated, but will allow traffic to flow in one direction during construction.  There may be a complete detour during certain construction operations. Residents will have access to their driveways at all times.