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TRAFFIC ADVISORIES Currently in effect on county roadways
Beginning Monday, August 22, a stop and go/ lane shift traffic pattern will be in effect on Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway between Ridgewood Avenue and Breaker Drive, 7:30 AM – 5 PM weekdays, weather permitting, for utility work by the South Jersey Gas Co. This work will continue for approximately 3 weeks. Police will be on site to assist motorists. Delays may be encountered. Motorists are advised to allow for additional travel time or seek an alternate route.
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced traffic shifts on Route 9 for the start of a sidewalk replacement project in Northfield, Atlantic County.
Beginning Monday, March 14 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and continuing weekdays until late fall 2016, NJDOT’s contractor, Lexa Concrete, LLC. is scheduled to shift alternating lanes along Route 9 in both directions, between Revere Avenue and Northfield Avenue in Northfield, Atlantic County. Construction signs and concrete barriers will be installed before work on the sidewalk begins. One travel lane in each direction will be maintained during construction to minimize the impact on motorists. There may be additional evening work at times that require lane closures. Shoulder closures, without lane closures will be allowed at any time with no restrictions. Access to all properties will be maintained at all times.
The Route 9 Northfield Sidewalk Replacement Project in Atlantic County is a $1 million federally-funded project that is expected to be completed by late fall 2016. In addition to filling in the gaps between the existing sidewalk, the project also will improve the Zion Road intersection by creating a separate right-hand turn onto Route 9. Additional project improvements include installing handicap ramps, pedestrian push-button signals, drainage modifications, and landscaping.
Route 9 in Northfield is designated a “summer route” by NJDOT, and is subject to modified lane closure hours between May 15 and September 15. Between these summer dates, alternating single lane closures will be allowed Monday through Thursday, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. excluding holidays.
Variable message signs and construction signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the sidewalk replacement project.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.
Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.
2/9/2016 - Route 206, Hammonton
The following information has been provided to Atlantic County by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced shoulder lane closures on Route 206 for the start of a construction project replacing two bridges in Hammonton, Atlantic County.
Beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, February 10, and continuing until project completion, NJDOT's contractor Midatlantic Construction, LLC. is scheduled to shift traffic on Route 206 for utility work and to prepare the location for the demolition of two structurally deficient bridges; the Clarks Creek Bridge and the Sleepers Brook Bridge. The majority of the bridge replacement work will be performed in the evening to minimalize any inconvenience to motorists.
The $5.2 million federal and state-funded project will replace the two bridges spanning over Clarks Creek and Sleepers Brook with new 40.5 feet wide precast concrete culverts and parapets at each location. There will also be roadway improvements on each of the bridge approaches. The project will consist of three stages. The first stage of the project will close the shoulder lanes only, allowing one lane of traffic in each direction. The second stage will require alternating traffic utilizing temporary traffic signals. The third and final stage will perform milling and resurfacing of the roadway. The project is expected to be completed by spring 2017.
Variable message signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the bridge replacement project. Throughout the project, NJDOT will provide information before upcoming road closures.
1/27/2016 - Rt. 50, Tuckahoe River Bridge, Corbin City
Please note, the following information has been provided to Atlantic County by the NJ Department of Transportation regarding a current project that may impact county motorists.
Beginning January 27 through the summer of 2017, a lane shift will be in effect on Route 50 in Tuckahoe between Mosquito Landing Road and Route 49 for the state’s replacement of the Tuckahoe River Bridge between Upper Township in Cape May County and Corbin City in Atlantic County.
The bridge will remain open to motorists with one lane and a temporary traffic signal to alternate traffic.
A special truck detour will be implemented for both northbound and southbound trucks.
Supported Work Program - Atlantic County Supported Work provides a highly structured transitional work experience coupled with training in basic life skills and job search techniques to assist individuals with significant barriers to private sector employment.
Workforce Development Board - The Workforce Development Board (WDB) maintains a partnership between public and private sectors to evaluate workforce readiness, develop policies and oversee these efforts at the county level, in order to deliver a labor force ready to work in today's developing and evolving economy.
Atlantic Cape Community College - ACCC is a comprehensive two-year public institution serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties, enrolling nearly 6,800 students.
Atlantic County Institute of Technology - the most comprehensive technical education facility in Atlantic County. Situated on a 58 acre campus in the Hamilton Business Park in Mays Landing, the Vo-Tech is the school of choice for approximately 900 students, about 700 of which are high school students. The remainder of the population is comprised of post-secondary or adult students, most of whom have returned to school to seek a career change. The school also offers part-time classes for adults.
Education Technology Training Center (ETTC) - The ETTC provides K-12 teachers and school administrators with training opportunities on relevant subjects including the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, instructional technology, computer technologies, telecommunications and distance learning.
Stockton University - nestled in 2,000 acres of pristine New Jersey pinelands, Stockton is ranked among the nation's top public colleges and universities in an annual survey of the Best Regional Colleges and Universities of the North. With full time enrollment of 7,500 students, Stockton's focus is on teaching and learning in a liberal arts setting, and offering graduate programs in a variety of academic disciplines and professional fields. Stockton University has expanded its footprint in recent years to include instructional sites in Hammonton and Manahawkin and will open its new Island Campus in Atlantic City in the fall of 2015.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension Program - helps the diverse population of Atlantic County adapt to a rapidly changing society and to improve their lives. They focus on issues and needs related to family and economic well-being, agriculture, the environment, natural resource management and youth development through various progams including 4-H, the Master Gardener Program, and the Blueberry Integrated Pest Management prgoram.
Rutgers at Atlantic Cape Community College - Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC), have established a partnership to bring area residents opportunities to obtain their baccalaureate degrees while staying close to home.
Superintendant of Schools - The Atlantic County Office of Education serves as the local field office and representative for the New Jersey Department of Education. Technical assistance support and monitoring is provided
to the twenty-six public school districts and six charter schools of the county in the areas of program development and approval, assessment and testing, budget and finance, facilities, curriculum and instruction, and staff development, special education, state monitoring, staff certification, legislation, and mandated regulations or guidelines.