Thursday, April 11, 2002
Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson announced today that the county has secured $1 million in funding that will enable it to initiate major improvements to the intersection of Pomona Road and Tilton Road in Hamilton Township. According to Levinson, these improvements are one component of the county's long term plans to widen Wrangleboro/Pomona Road to four lanes to create a much needed North-South Connector between Route 40 in Hamilton Township and Route 30 in Galloway Township.
"This project is the first of many substantial improvements intended to improve both safety and the flow of traffic along this heavily traveled road," Levinson said. "The Black Horse Pike, the Atlantic City Expressway, and the White Horse Pike are important transportation arteries that serve Atlantic County in a east-west direction. The need now is to improve north-south connections. I am very pleased to see that we are able to get our North South Connector project past the planning stages and start to see actual improvements. This should help make getting around easier."
According to Levinson, design work is currently underway. The project will require the acquisition of Right of Way and certain environmental approvals.
The improvement at this intersection will include the complete reconstruction of the existing intersection and signal. The approaches will be widened to provide shoulders and left turn lanes. Curbing will be constructed as necessary and additional storm drainage facilities will be installed with bicycle-safe grates. "This should help to eliminate the bottleneck that occurs at this location during times of heavy traffic," Levinson said.
The North/South Corridor project will include the widening of Wrangleboro/Pomona Road to serve as an important link between the Black Horse Pike (Rt. 40) and the White Horse Pike (Rt. 30), two of the area's busiest thoroughfares. The county recently approved a contract for the project's preliminary engineering work and environmental assessment.
For more information, please contact Howard J. Kyle, Chief of Staff, at (609) 343-2368.