press release/April 26, 2013
HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ – Today, Congressman Andrews announced that the White Horse Pike will undergo a $3.8 million repaving project that will create quality construction jobs in South Jersey and make one of our region’s most travelled routes safer and less congested. Congressman Andrews was a strong supporter of the highway legislation that funds the project, which spans a five mile stretch in Camden County. Construction is scheduled to start this week and is expected to be completed by the end of the summer, according to developer South State, Inc.
The federal funds will be used to resurface the stretch of the White Horse Pike running through Berlin, Clementon and Lindenwold. The project us designed to improve motorist safety and extend the lifespan of the entire roadway, including all travel lanes, turn lanes, shoulders and median openings. Also, a portion of the funds will be used to purchase and install new cameras that will be linked to traffic signals that are solely designed to improve traffic flow by timing signal changes based on traffic demand, which helps motorists avoid congestion and improve fuel efficiency.
“Investments in our infrastructure are essential to jump start our economy,” said Congressman Andrews. “By adding these construction jobs today we are literally paving the way to a more efficient and prosperous future. It’s a definite win-win.”
Congressman Andrews is an avid voice in Washington for strengthening and updating our nation’s aging infrastructure. He will continue to support initiatives like this one that create jobs, make our roadways safer and encourage more development.