Friday, February 3, 2017
Three county road improvement projects that were impacted by the state shutdown in July of projects funded through the Transportation Trust Fund have been rescheduled to begin in the spring as temperatures permit.
* West End/Wellington Avenue, Atlantic City and Ventnor
* Old Harding Highway and Weymouth Road, Mays Landing (Mill Street to Rt. 40)
* Mill Road, Absecon (Wescott to Route 30)
The state-mandated freeze on projects funded through the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) was lifted in October after a 23-cent per gallon gas tax increase was approved by legislators to fund the TTF.
But according to county officials, by that time it was no longer feasible to begin these projects just before the asphalt and concrete plants closed or restricted their operations due to cold weather.
“Had it not been for the four-month state shutdown, these three projects would likely have been completed before the end of last year,” stated Dennis Levinson, Atlantic County Executive. “We understand and share the public’s frustration with these delays but are hopeful work can begin as early as April.”