Admiral Wilson Boulevard Floods Despite Costly Drainage Project

CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) – The weekend’s floods forced a closure of Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Camden. Wasn’t all of the drain work supposed to fix that?

You might think after the year-long $8-million dollar project to improve drainage on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard wrapped up last fall (see related story) that the highway wouldn’t close for flooding as it did Sunday morning. But New Jersey DOT spokesman Tim Greeley said the expectation was always that 80 percent of flooding closures would be eliminated, never 100 percent.

And Greeley said overall the project has been successful.

“The past four or five months we’ve seen other incidents of high tide and other weather incidents where it normally would have lead to some lanes being closed on Route 30 in which that hasn’t happened.”

Greeley said the weekend’s three inches of rain combined with a high tide created a recipe for a road closure.

Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio 1060

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One Comment

  1. jojo says:

    it’s not a huge waste becuase i take it every morning and monday morning’s commute was fine between 745-815am but i too would have been mad if it rained hard on sunday and itwas flooded monday…

  2. NJ TAX PAYER says:

    Just another example of wasted tax dollars ! It was our money that was wasted ! So they wasted $8 million dollars and 3 inches of rain still flooded the roads . I would FIRE who ever approved and paid for that wasted project

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