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Thursday, October 10, 2002

County Awards Contract for Added Safety

To further protect the safety of pedestrians and motorists, County Executive Dennis Levinson has announced that four municipalities will soon receive new flashing traffic beacons. A contract for $75,321 has been awarded to J. Ford Electric of Wall, NJ for the installation of flashing beacons in Pleasantville, Hammonton, Hamilton Township and Weymouth Township.

According to Levinson, the new flashers will be strategically located. "Two will be located at elementary schools and one will be in front of a local fire company. The fourth will be installed at a heavily traveled Hammonton intersection."

Three of the four flashers will be roadside solar-powered devices installed at the following locations: Washington Avenue Elementary School, Pleasantville; Weymouth Elementary School, 11th Street, Weymouth Township; and Cologne Volunteer Fire Company, Cologne Avenue, Hamilton Township. The fourth light will be a hard-wired device located at the intersection of First Road and 11th Street in Hammonton.

Three vendors submitted bids for the work and the contract was awarded to the lowest bidder. The four new flashers are expected to be in place by the end of the year.

For more information, please contact Joe D'Abundo, County Engineer, at (609) 645-5898.

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