Culvert repairs to begin along Cropwell Road on Oct. 16

The repair project will take about 30 days as county official plan to repair the culvert using centrifugally cast concrete.

Part of Cropwell Road in Cherry Hill will undergo construction beginning Monday, Oct. 16. Crews will be making repairs to a damaged culvert under the roadway.

The approximately $81,000 project will repair the existing culvert with a new process utilizing centrifugally cast concrete. This new system allows storm culverts to be waterproofed, sealed, reinforced, and given corrosion protection, without ever having to dig or trench into the roadway. Instead, crews insert a high-speed spin caster into the existing pipe via a manhole, and the motorized device casts concrete evenly throughout.

“We’re very excited to be utilizing new and innovative technology in a way that will benefit our communities,” said Camden county Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “This new method allows our crews to make repairs without interrupting the roadway with extended detours, heavy equipment, and time for repaving. Eliminating the need to dig into and repave the road also creates significant cost savings for the project.”

After beginning on Oct. 16, the project is expected to last approximately 30 days. Scheduling is subject to change due to weather or other variables.

“Improving our roadway and bridge infrastructure while increasing highway safety is one of the best investments we can make in our county,” Shin Angulo said. “Each year the Freeholder Board identifies roadways and bridges that are in need of improvement across our region.”

To report concerns on Camden County roadways, call (856) 566–2980 or visit www.camdencounty.com.