The Board of Commissioners unveiled a major reconstruction project on Greentree Road in Cherry Hill. The $3 million project will encompass Greentree Road from the Marlton Pike to the Burlington County line in Evesham Township.
“This investment will allow motorists, pedestrians and cyclists to travel more safely on this busy roadway, which has always been a top priority for the Board of Commissioners” said Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “With this road reconstruction, the flow of traffic will also move more smoothly and efficiently, benefitting all residents and visitors in the area.”
This project will work in tandem with the $50 million worth of construction projects set to break ground over the course of the next year throughout the county. Some of these projects are already under way such as the widening of Cross Keys Road through Winslow Township and the reconstruction of Blackwood-Clementon Road in Gloucester Township. This also includes the reconstruction of the Kings Highway Bridge and Chews Landing Road in Haddonfield and the repaving of Burnt Mill Road in Cherry Hill and the rebuilding of Evesham Road in Magnolia amongst a variety of other projects throughout the county.
“The main objective for this project is to create a safer roadway for everyone that uses it,” Commissioner Virginia Ruiz-Betteridge said. “This is a major highway that countless residents and visitors use daily. This is just the beginning of our efforts to rebuild our aging infrastructure.”
The work will include milling and paving of roadways, the construction of pedestrian ramps, concrete sidewalks and concrete driveway aprons.
The project will also include a significant amount of stormwater work such as resetting castings, inlets and manholes and upgrading the existing storm drainpipe system. In addition, there will be enhancements made to traffic signals throughout the project, street signage and pavement striping at every intersection.
“Investing in county infrastructure is a critical component to creating a safer and happier community,” Commissioner Melinda Kane said. “Our region specifically sees a heavy flow of traffic along these major highways and it’s imperative that they are in the best shape they can possibly be.”
Cherry Hill Mayor, Susan Shin Angulo, talked about the impact of the construction taking place in Cherry Hill and the region.
“Reconstructing this major thoroughfare that connects Camden County to our neighbor to the north in Burlington is critical to our highway infrastructure,” Shin Angulo said. “This investment in Cherry Hill roadways will make the township safer for pedestrians, drivers and our overall community. In addition, the storm water enhancements in this project will make this section of Greentree more resilient against flooding and provide another barrier against severe storms.”
The Camden County Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining over 1,200 miles of county roadway and 50 bridges. They are dedicated to making our area safer for motorists and pedestrians through county highway construction projects and road maintenance, including pothole repairs, street sweeping, grass cutting and storm drainage upkeep. The Public Works Department is located in Lindenwold where personnel are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve the residents of Camden County.