The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced a project to resurface more than four miles of Route 30 (White Horse Pike) in both directions from the vicinity of London Avenue in Berlin Borough to just west of Brand Avenue in Lindenwold, Camden County.
“We are pleased that the state will resurface this section of the White Horse Pike this summer,” Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works said. “This is one of the most traveled routes in Camden County utilized to access numerous businesses and residences.”
NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to start preliminary construction activities including site mobilization and sign installation this week, requiring shoulder closures. The $2.6 million project will resurface Route 30 in both directions with a new surface course of asphalt pavement. The project will improve motorist safety and extend the pavement lifespan along the full width of the roadway at each location, including all travel lanes, turn lanes, shoulders and median openings. Upgraded roadway striping and ADA-compliant curb ramp upgrades will also be provided as needed. New image detection cameras will be installed at certain intersections to replace the existing, underground loop detectors. These cameras are linked to traffic signals and help maximize the capacity of Route 30.
“Maintaining the safety and integrity of our roadways is one of our most important responsibilities as elected officials,” Leonard said. “This will not only benefit the motorists that use the pike for their daily commute, it will improve one of the main routes through Berlin, Clementon and Lindenwold.
Initial construction operations will include curb ramp repairs. Mainline resurfacing operations will begin in early-summer. Resurfacing work will be performed at night in order to minimize traffic impacts on Route 30, a major commuter route to the City of Philadelphia with an average of over 20,000 vehicles passing through this stretch each day. Closure of the right travel-lane and shoulder for curb work and other offline activities are allowed daily between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Access to all businesses and residences along the state highway will be maintained throughout construction.
The project — designed in-house by NJDOT engineers — is scheduled for completion by the end of the summer. The work is being coordinated with the ongoing South Jersey Gas pipeline project located to the west of the project limits.
Message signs will notify motorists of all upcoming traffic pattern changes. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org real-time travel information.
For more information on road projects taking place across Camden County, visit www.camdencounty.com.