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6a00d8341bf7d953ef01b7c731d077970bCAMDEN CITY N.J.(May  2016) - Haddon Avenue is being transformed from Vesper Boulevard to the Old White Horse Pike in Camden City.  The $4.4 million project includes $1.1 million in Federal Highway funding provided to Camden City. These improvements and enhancements to the infrastructure will update and revitalize one of the oldest roadways in the county.

“This stretch of Haddon Avenue is a key gateway to Camden, and leads to one of the city’s most venerable institutions, Lourdes Health System, and soon to be one of the newest additions, Camden Prep,” said Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “These improvements will not only transform the roadway to meet the needs of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians for years to come, they literally pave the way for future economic development.”

Mayor Dana Redd talked about the ability to not only improve the roadway for today, but also prepare it for future capacity.

“The Haddon Avenue corridor is one of the City’s more frequently traveled roadways and the planned enhancements are very much welcomed," Mayor Dana Redd said. "I am proud to say it’s been a true partnership and I commend the County to making sure this important project reaches competition.  With the first phase of construction complete, we are ready to move forward with additional infrastructure improvements that will help Camden meet the needs or future development not to mention vehicular and pedestrian demands.  This project, like many others underway throughout the City, is helping to advance economic development efforts and contribute to the revitalization of Camden.”

When completed, the project will include the full reconstruction of the roadway, improved drainage with separate stormwater management, new traffic signals, ADA accessibility and decorative lighting. 

"We look forward to how the Haddon Avenue Transformation Project, Phase II, will continue to transform and further beautify the eastern gateway to Camden and our community," said Alexander J. Hatala, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lourdes Health System. "Lourdes has proudly called Haddon Avenue in Camden our home for 66 years. Phase II promises to make the Eastern end of Haddon Avenue, the welcoming, healing presence that reflects Lourdes and the people of Camden."

This project is the continuation of a multi-phase reconstruction of Haddon Avenue designed to allow safe and convenient travel for users of all modes of transportation including bike lanes.  Improvements have already taken place on Haddon Avenue from Vesper Boulevard to Euclid Avenue.

 “As a neighborhood renaissance school, Camden Prep is an excellent choice for families who want to ensure that their children receive a world class education. We are excited to expand this opportunity to even more families with our second school on Haddon Avenue and be a part of the development happening along this corridor of the city,” said Giana Solomon, Director of Regional & Community Initiatives, Uncommon Schools: Camden Prep.

The county expects this phase of the project to be completed in January 2017.  The exact timeline may be altered due to the weather and other factors.

This project is the continuation of a multi-phase reconstruction of Haddon Avenue designed to allow safe and convenient travel for users of all modes of transportation including bike lanes.  Improvements have already taken place on Haddon Avenue from Vesper Boulevard to Euclid Avenue.

The county expects this phase of the project to be completed in January 2017.  The exact timeline may be altered due to the weather and other factors.

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