Salina Road roundabout project is nearly finished

Work includes an access road to Rowan College of South Jersey

ALBERT J. COUNTRYMAN Jr./The Sun. Despite road-closed signs some 200 yards from the intersection of Tanyard Road near the College of South Jersey, Salina Road is expected to reopen by the end of January after completion of a new roundabout at its curve between Blackwood-Barnsboro and Tanyard roads.

Battling traffic in Gloucester County can be difficult for motorists, but road improvement projects should alleviate some of the frustration.

South State Inc. has just about completed a new roundabout at the existing curve on Salina Road, between Blackwood-Barnsboro Road and Tanyard Road. The work includes an additional access road, South College Drive, to Rowan College of South Jersey in Deptford.

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Utility relocations, concrete and drainage work has been completed,” said Commissioner Deputy Director Heather Simmons, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Base paving of the roundabout and new roadway has been completed, with final surface paving to be scheduled, weather permitting.

“The Salina Road detour remains in place until work is completed,’ she added. 

The roundabout project includes drainage improvements and expansions of the existing detention basin and the multi-purpose trail on Salina, which has been closed since the work began last fall. Traffic should flow better for students and teachers traveling to Rowan and for motorists at the intersection of Salina and Blackwood-Barnsboro roads.

More good news for county motorists, Simmons said, is that work will begin soon to improve the intersection of Route 322 (Glassboro Road) and County Road 655 (Fries Mill Road).

“Pending NJDOT permit approval, work is scheduled to begin in mid-January 2023,” she noted.  “Utilities are scheduled to begin working at the end of February to complete pole and overhead relocations while construction progresses.”

Simmons said the project should be completed in September, with some work done at night to minimize traffic snarls.

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