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Road Work Takes Place in Cherry Hill This Weekend

Paving is necessary due to the amount of snowfall that hit the region this winter.

Cherrry Hill West High School (Patch file photo)
Cherrry Hill West High School (Patch file photo)
The Camden County Department of Public Works will repave Chapel Avenue in front of Cherry Hill West High School on Saturday.

It is the third project focusing on county roads this week, following emergency work on both Warwick Road in Haddonfield and Kresson Gibbsboro Road in Voorhees.

The rapid pace and amount of road work is necessary due to the damage cause to county roads by the numerous storms that hit the region this winter.

Work will take place on Saturday so it doesn't interfere with the commute to school during the week.

“Now that spring has officially arrived we are already into our road maintenance program. As soon as our crews finish Kresson-Gibbsboro Road we will start staging equipment on Chapel Ave,” Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, said. “There will be some inconvenience to the motoring public for this mill and overlay, but this section of Chapel Avenue must be fully reconstructed.”

Drivers should be aware of the project and seek alternate routes of travel. A detour route has been posted.

The timing of the project depends on the weather and other factors.

The Department of Public Works still has several crews throughout the area patching thousands of potholes, highlighted by the use of the county's "Pothole Killer," which enables a single worker to patch a pothole in 90 seconds.

“These breaks in the pavement can create safety hazards and can cause damage to vehicles, so motorists are urged to report any pothole they observe on county roads,” Leonard said. “We need motorists to become engaged in this effort to make Camden County a better place to live and drive throughout our 1,200 lane miles of highway.”

Camden County is aggressive about locating and repairing potholes on all county maintained roads. The Freeholder Board asks residents to report road hazards they encounter to the Camden County Public Works Hotline at 856-566-2980.  The number is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information, contact the Camden County Department of Public Works at 856-566-2980 or visit www.camdencounty.com.

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