Southern N.J. road projects listed

Southern N.J. lawmakers Friday listed local projects included in the Transportation Department’s budget proposal.

The following projects have been announced for the Fifth Legislative District:

  • $104,482,000 for the ‘Direct Connection’ congestion relief at Route 295, Route 42, and Route 76 in Bellmawr Borough, Gloucester City, and Mount Ephraim Borough.
  • $5,000,000 for the ‘Missing Moves’ congestion relief at Route 295 and Route 42 in Bellmawr and Mount Ephraim Boroughs.
  • $4,504,806 for the creation of a local support system to reduce heavy truck traffic on River Road in the Cramer Hill section of Camden.
  • $1,400,000 for drainage improvements along Route 45 in Westville
  • $1,000,000 to replace the bridge decks of I-676 and I-76 over Newton Creek which is located in Camden City and Gloucester City.
  • $600,000 to replace a hydraulically inadequate spillway at the Newton Lake Dam on Route 168 in Camden City.

Sen. Donald Norcross, Assemblyman Angel Fuentes, and Assemblyman Gilbert Wilson also stated the proposed projects include  the first phase of reconstruction of the bottleneck at Interstates 295 and 76 and Route 42 in Bellmawr.

“I am happy to see that some of our district’s most deserving projects are getting the attention that they deserve,” said Norcross said in a statement.   “Residents of South Jersey know a number of these projects are desperately needed and long overdue.”

Southern N.J. road projects listed