For release/June 7, 2013
HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ – This week, Congressman Andrews announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation received a $4.5 million boost in federal funds to relieve traffic congestion and flooding at the Brooklawn Circle, creating quality jobs to improve safety and efficiency for South Jersey motorists. Congressman Andrews championed the highway funding in June of last year because of the enourmous potential for jobs and economic growth that stems from investing in our nation’s infrastructure.
The majority of the funds will be used to rebuild Old Salem Road, adding an additional lane and traffic signal to connect Route 130, allowing drivers to avoid the circle all together. In addition to improving the flow of traffic, some of the money will be used to fix a long time flooding problem that has plagued the Brooklawn Circle and its surrounding roads for years by replacing the outdated storm water drain that presently exists at the circle and adding an additional drain on the site. Both drains will discharge water into Big Timber Creek from its north bank. A contract to begin construction on both the road improvement and flooding projects will be awarded next spring and the construction is expected to be complete within 18 months of its start date.
“Infrastructure projects like this one create good paying jobs, make the roadways safer, and brings more commerce through the region by improving the flow of traffic,” said Congressman Andrews. “By investing in our infrastructure now, we are paving the way for more private investment and securing South Jersey’s economic future.”
Andrews believes investing in our infrastructure is necessary to keep our nation’s roadways safe and up-to-date. He has been an avid supporter of projects like the Brooklawn Circle which are bringing jobs and much needed improvements to South Jersey.
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