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Camden County Weekly News released July 27th

Reconstruction of Broadway Bridge in Gloucester City
The Camden County Department of Public Works is in the process of reconstructing the Broadway Bridge connecting Gloucester City and Brooklawn. The $4,154,144.00 project includes the demolition of the existing structure and construction of a new bridge including new abutments, bridge span, decking and parapets. The project also features new bridge approaches, new pedestrian sidewalks, new guide rails, traffic striping and roadway markings. Phases of the project require detours from south of Jersey Avenue and Broadway (DR 551) in Gloucester City to north of Chestnut Street and New Broadway (DR 551) in Brooklawn. There is also be an 8-ton weight limit in effect on the bridge that requires the detouring of trucks. The suggested detour routes are I-295 and Route 130. For more information on this and other road projects by the Camden County Department of Public Works,

Road Closure Gibbsboro-Kirkwood Road
The intersection of Gibbsboro-Kirkwood Road (CR684) and Hilliards Road will be closed daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for underground utility work. Please plan alternant routes.

Berlin-Cross Keys Road Detour
As part of the CCMUA’s $50 million expansion project to provide increased sewer capacity in Berlin Borough, Berlin Township, Chesilhurst, Pine Hill, Waterford Township and Winslow Township, Berlin-Cross Key Road will be closed from New Brooklyn-Erial Road to Turnersville Road. A detour will be in place for four to six weeks beginning Monday, July 30. Motorists should take New Brooklyn-Erial Road to Erial-Clementon Road to Turnersville Road back to Berlin-Cross keys Road. What others are saying: Courier-Post, July 17, 2012

 Cultural and Heritage Jazz Series
The Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission presents its 7th annual “Jazzy July” series. This free outdoor concert series is on the grounds of the Historic Hopkins House, located at 250 S. Park Drive in Haddon Township in Cooper River Park. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and get comfortable for this free artistic offering by the Camden County Freeholders. August 1: Conservatory of Musical Arts followed by Rapture will be performing. For more information on the concert series please contact CCCHC executive director Sandra Turner-Barnes at (856) 858-0040 or email her [email protected].

 Library Hosts 3rd Annual Teen Video Contest
The Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library System is holding its third annual summer video contest for teens. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 10, 2012. Entry forms for the free contest are available during regular business hours at the Youth Services desk of the Vogelson Branch Library located on Laurel Rd. across from the Voorhees Town Center or by e-mailing Christen Orbanus at [email protected] .

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