Routes 40 & 55 in Franklin, Pittsgrove, Upper Pittsgrove Townships
Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Jack Lettiere
announced the rehabilitation of portions of Routes 40 & 55
in Franklin, Pittsgrove, and Upper Pittsgrove Townships.
This $450,000 project involves the milling and paving of ramps
to Routes 40 & 55 in Franklin and also paving of several stretches
of Route 40 and the installation of new curbing on Route 40 in
Pittsgrove and Upper Pittsgrove.
is a prime example of Governor McGreevey's ‘Fix-It-First' initiative
which prioritizes the repair and rehabilitation of existing roads
and bridges,” said Commissioner Lettiere. This investment
marks a significant improvement in the safety and quality of life
for Salem and Gloucester County residents.”
awarded to Arawak Paving Co., Inc. of Hammonton includes t he
repaving of the ramp from Route 55 Northbound to Route 40 Eastbound,
and the ramp from Route 40 Westbound to Route 55 Northbound.
New curbing has been constructed on the ramps from Route 40 Westbound
to Route 55 Northbound. In order to keep traffic open, Route 40
mainline paving was completed from milepost 20.3 - 22.8 in Pittsgrove
using alternating lane closures. No closures or detours
were necessary during this project. NJDOT made these repairs
in response to requests from local residents.
priority is ensuring a safe and quick trip for motorists,” stated
Lettiere. “We will continue to be responsive to the requests
of residents to make their ride safer, less congested, and more
recently signed the FY05 budget into law, finalizing the $2.58
billion capital program for NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT. The FY05
capital program is a fiscally responsible, robust investment in
New Jersey's transportation network. The capital program fulfills
Governor McGreevey's commitment to improving safety, easing congestion
by using smart growth and fix-it-first strategies, and providing
needed property tax relief to New Jersey's counties and municipalities.
The FY 2005 capital program allows NJDOT to repair and
rehabilitate over 15,000 lane miles of state highway, 32,000 miles
of county and municipal roadways, 5,000 state and local bridges.
This robust program will also put record amounts of work on the
street. In FY 2005 alone NJDOT will award more than $740 million
worth of engineering and construction contracts.
To help the NJDOT spot
repairs, the public can call toll free: 1-800-POTHOLE (1-800-768-4653),
or log onto the NJDOT's website at www.njcommuter.com. The online
reporting system and pothole hotline make it easy for motorists
to report potholes on state highways.