GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Camden County Freeholder Board has approved a $2.7 million upgrade to a 1.25-mile stretch of Jarvis Road in Gloucester Township, county officials announced Tuesday morning.
The biggest piece of the project is a full-depth reclamation of 75 percent of the road between Williamstown and Kearsley roads, according to officials. Crews will employ an environmentally-friendly means of reclamation by pulverizing the current pavement, shaping it and using it as the base for the new surface.
The remaining 25 percent, closest to where each of the roads meet Jarvis, will receive a standard road surface restoration. Crews will also be realigning the road to improve traffic flow, making drainage improvements, and upgrading handicap ramps along the sidewalk.
Funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will be used to cover about $2.4 million of the total cost of the project, officials said. The Camden County Department of Public Works will conduct tree and sidewalk replacement along the road during the project, accounting for the remaining $300,000.
“The Freeholder Board is constantly monitoring the county’s roads and highways to identify priority areas in need of improvements, upgrades, and repairs,” Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, said. “Enhancing this stretch of Jarvis Road will not only improve the drivability of the roadway, but will dramatically improve the lifespan of the road surface by decades.”
The project is expected to begin with minor improvements this fall before a major restoration of the road commences in spring 2020, officials said. All timing is dependent on weather and other factors.
To follow this project, and all of the Department’s other ongoing projects in Camden County, visit http://www.camdencounty.com/service/public-works/current-projects/.