Major construction projects on some busy roadways across the Philadelphia area will continue in this new year.
If you use the Black Horse Pike near 295 in Camden County, you’ll be relieved to know that crews have finished repairing the bridge over the interstate.
Crews are about to close the intersection of Route 23 and Balligimingo Road so that they can begin the reconstruction of that area into a ‘T-intersection.’
“The construction is now at the Farley Service Plaza and basically it’s on schedule for completion summer of 2012,” says Sharon Gordon with the South Jersey Transportation Authority.
“It allowed us to keep about 120 people employed,” says one general contractor. “Without that work we’d have to get rid of a lot of people.”
“It’s disastrous,” says one area driver. “They shouldn’t be doing this construction during the peak hours when people are trying to get to work.”
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 totaled $787 billion, split about equally among tax cuts, payments to and for individuals, and public works.
It’s the first phase of the end of the Marlton Circle. By tomorrow morning, northbound drivers on route 73 will be able to use a new overpass across route 70.
Plans to rebuild the Route 42/295 interchange in South Jersey are causing some major concerns for those with loved ones in nearby cemetary.