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Hopkins Lane in Haddonfield Closed for Emergency Repairs

A small sinkhole developed on Hopkins Lane over the outfall pipe from the southern spillway of Hopkins Pond Dam.

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Hopkins Lane in Haddonfield is closed Tuesday afternoon as emergency repair work continues in the area for an outfall pipe from the Hopkins Pond Dam.  The dam structure itself is in excellent condition, and there is no danger to health, safety and welfare of Camden County residents.  

A small sinkhole developed on Hopkins Lane over the outfall pipe from the southern spillway of Hopkins Pond Dam. 

Camden County and Haddonfield engineers coordinated with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Dam Safety Officials to determine the repairs. 

It is anticipated that the work will be completed by the end of the week.  The exact timing of the project is dependent upon the weather and other factors.

“Motorists need to be aware of the construction taking place on Hopkins Lane and plan their commutes accordingly,” Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, said. “Whenever you are driving through a road construction zone, please stay prepared for traffic pattern changes, and be observant of posted instructions or directions from police officers.”

Camden County is aggressive about making repairs on 1,200 lane miles of county maintained roadways. The Freeholder Board asks residents to report road hazards they encounter to the Camden County Public Works Hotline 856- 566-2980.  The number is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

--Press release from the Camden County Freeholder Board
Eric F April 16, 2014 at 07:32 AM
Upon inspection, it appears to be a growing sinkhole that will close down a county road for a week. The county did full reconstruction at the site just a few years ago to shore up dam safety yet the damage is growing near the drainage area. Roads all over the county are in disrepair, we're subject to yet another tax hike. Business as usual from the Camden County freeholders.

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