Friday, October 25, 2019
Electronic message boards have been posted on Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway Township to alert motorists of the county’s plans to begin a $3.7 million roadway improvement project on or about November 11 between the Garden State Parkway and Stockton University.
“This is an extremely busy area and well-traveled roadway. The overarching goal of this project is to improve the safety for motorists, pedestrians and those traveling via public transportation,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson.
In addition to improving the roadway surface, the project will address left turning movements into the business centers, enhance bus route drop off and pick up safety, improve pedestrian sidewalk connectivity and stormwater collection.
According to Levinson, the project’s design required coordination with New Jersey Transit, additional right-of-way acquisition, significant survey and soils investigation, as well as approval from the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, which issued its final approval two weeks ago.
Two other county road projects are currently underway in the immediate vicinity but should not cause serious traffic issues.
Construction continues on Pomona Road between Route 30 and Stockton’s recreation fields with final paving scheduled for mid-November while the work on Sixth Avenue between Jimmie Leeds Road and Upland Avenue is expected to be completed by early December.