Burlington County is advancing new transportation improvements to reduce congestion and guide truck traffic away from residential neighborhoods in Florence and Burlington Township.
The Burlington County Commissioners voted on Oct. 26 to authorize contracts with CME Associates, McMahon Associates and Colliers Engineering for design, engineering and construction administration services related to improvements planned for Daniels Way and John Gault Way in Florence, and Neck Road and Dulty’s Lane in Burlington Township.
“Burlington County has experienced tremendous economic growth from the e-commerce and distribution boom and we’re acting to ensure our infrastructure keeps up with that growth,” said Burlington County Commissioner Deputy Director Tom Pullion, the liaison to the Department of Public Works. “These road improvements are expected to improve the flow of traffic and guide trucks to roads that are more appropriate for heavy use, and we’re thrilled to partner with Burlington Township and Florence to move these projects forward.”
The specific improvements include:
- Extending Daniels Way from John Gault Way in Florence about a mile west to River Road (County Route 656);
- Adding a modern roundabout at the intersection of Daniels Way and John Gault Way;
- Adding a modern roundabout at the intersection of Neck Road and Dulty’s Lane.
The extension of Daniels Way and the two planned roundabouts at the intersections of Daniels Way/John Galt Way and Dulty’s Lane/Neck Road will help guide trucks to Route 130 via Dulty’s Lane and John Galt Way and away from residential neighborhoods off Neck Road and Front Street and Delaware Avenue (County Route 656) in Florence. The roundabouts will also process traffic at those intersections without the need for signalized intersections.
The improvements are expected to be paid for primarily with federal or state grants and funding from impact fees assessed on developers by the county and affected municipalities for off-site transportation improvements. Upon completion, Burlington County plans to take responsibility for Daniels Way and Florence Township will assume responsibility of Front Street.
“These planned improvements are vital for the safety and wellbeing of our residents, and we’re pleased to partner with Burlington County and Florence to move them forward,” said Burlington Township Mayor E.L. Pete Green. “It’s this kind of cooperation that makes Burlington County a premier destination for families and businesses.”
“We are all frustrated with trucks and congestion, but we’re confident these improvements will help address many of our most pressing traffic issues,” added Florence Mayor Craig Wilkie. “We want to thank Burlington County for taking the lead on this and we’re proud to partner with them and Burlington Township to ensure these infrastructure upgrades come to fruition.”