WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP A nighttime resurfacing project begins this week on a busy roadway in Washington Township.
The work on Greentree Road from Egg Harbor Road, also known as County Route 630, to the Black Horse Pike is expected to start by Wednesday, said Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger.
The project is expected to take three nights. Hours are 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
"This is one of the busiest roadways in Washington Township, so by completing the project during the night, we will minimize disruption to both residents and businesses," Damminger said in a statement.
The county is funding the $350,000 project.
The project will consist of milling two inches off the existing asphalt and overlaying the roadway with two inches of new asphalt surface.
Inlet grates that do not meet state Department of Transportation standards will be replaced, and others will be retrofitted. Traffic striping will also be replaced.
The roadway will remain open during construction.
Eastbound and westbound traffic will be maintained by alternating traffic or a one-way detour. Residents will have access to their driveways at all times.
Freeholder Heather Simmons, liaison with the Department of Public Works, said the unseasonably warm temperatures have helped keep the project on schedule.
"The weather has really been cooperating, and we have the opportunity to get this resurfacing in before the road gets too cold," she said. - Melanie Burney