Provided by the Camden County Office of Public Affairs
Road improvements along East Atlantic Avenue will likely cause congestion in parts of Camden County this week.
The Camden County Department of Public Works will begin work on the road—from Gloucester Pike to Haines Avenue in Barrington and Lawnside—Wednesday. East Atlantic Avenue will be closed between Gloucester Pike and Clements Bridge Road for two to three days during the initial phase of construction.
Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes during the closure, or follow the suggested detour that will be posted.
“As a board we are always trying to improve pedestrian safety as part of any roadway project, and considering the proximity to the school system and the children that walk in the area, we felt this enhancement was necessary,” said Freeholder Ian K. Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works.
When completed, the $398,383 project will include the milling and resurfacing of the roadway, the installation of concrete vertical curbing, handicap accessible sidewalks, inlets and manhole castings. The roadway will also be finished with new traffic striping and new high-visibility roadway reflectors.
The Camden County Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining more than 400 center-line miles of county roadway and 50 bridges. The freeholder board has allocated more than $8 million for the next round of county road improvement projects and bridge repairs taking place across the county this summer.
To report concerns on Camden County roadways, call 856-566-2920 or visit www.camdencounty.com.