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Paving to Begin on Jarvis Road in Gloucester Township

The paving work will start May 15 and continue for 45 days.

Camden County submitted the following news release: 

Jarvis Road (County Route 687) will be repaved from Sicklerville Road (County Route 705) to mile marker .75 in the vicinity of Maynard Drive in Gloucester Township. The work is scheduled to begin May 15, and it is anticipated to last for 45 calendar days. The exact timing of the project is dependent upon the weather and other factors.

“The maintenance of county roadways is one of the most important functions for the Freeholder Board and an important investment for the residents and businesses of Camden County,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “Jarvis Road is one of the better traveled roadways through the southern portion of Camden County, and this reconstruction will improve the quality of life for residents and commuters in the area.”

When completed, the $496,900 project will include the milling and resurfacing of the roadway along with the installation of concrete vertical curbing and handicap ramps, new eco-friendly inlet and manhole castings, new traffic striping and markings and new high-visibility roadway reflectors.

“We appreciate your patience and understanding during the repaving,” Leonard said. “Please remember to allow yourself extra time if plan to travel this route during the construction.”

We invite all residents to share your thoughts and concerns about county roads with us at (856) 566-2920 or go to www.camdencounty.com

Big Daddy 1 May 10, 2013 at 12:03 PM
A real repaving! Fantastic news. Hopefully, they've only just begun.
Debbie Shinn May 10, 2013 at 01:19 PM
Don't get too excited, read the article. Yes, repaving but only to Maynard, about 3/4 of a mile. 1/2 million dollars for 3/4 of a mile... Check out a map...
mathforeveryone May 10, 2013 at 01:49 PM
Thats great, when will CCMUA tear it up?
Pat Zammer May 10, 2013 at 02:30 PM
What a waste of our taxpayer dollars. Why not do the whole road and what about Erial-New Brooklyn which is the road that is used more and , oh yea, what about Berlin-Cross Keys Road (what a disgrace). Use our money wisely. And does that money include using our police to stand guard! Like they have nothing better to do!
Darren Gladden May 10, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Thank you for grounding us all back down to earth Deb .........
MamaZac May 10, 2013 at 03:52 PM
How about using some of the taxpayers money to install a traffic light in front of the high school. Now THAT makes more sense than paving less than a mile worth of that road.
Sue May 10, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Does all this work have anything to do with the sewage backups that have happened recently?
Mom of Two May 10, 2013 at 04:46 PM
What Jarvis Road really needs is sidewalks with the amount of children who walk to Walgreens, Jimmy's Deli, friends homes and other business's need the protection of sidewalks for Jarvis and surrounding roads is a safety Must. I am scared myself to try and walk anywhere outside of my development because there are one No shoulders that connect and 2 no sidewalks that connect to each other !!!
Debbie Shinn May 10, 2013 at 04:52 PM
May be the 3/4 of a mile was a mis-print or misunderstanding of the work being done.
Debbie Shinn May 10, 2013 at 04:57 PM
@Mom. Apparently the scheduled work includes curbing and handicapped ramps. Does not say anytthing about sidewalks. But again, the article says only to Maynard Rd, 3/4 of a mile from Sicklerville.
Mom of Two May 10, 2013 at 05:17 PM
Hopefully it was the whole stretch needs revamp and safety for the children and residents because curbing really means nothing and handicap ramps that lead to sidewalks that go nowhere don't do anyone any good - it would be nice to see overall improvements for the area roads making them pedestrian friendly especially when the smoother they are the faster the cars/trucks go
Lauren Burgoon May 10, 2013 at 06:32 PM
Unless the county was wrong, that's the project - Jarvis from Sicklerville Road to Maynard, about 7/10 of a mile.
Debbie Shinn May 10, 2013 at 06:46 PM
WOW Lauren, that's dissappointing. I'm gonna drive it tonight on my way home. Maybe that is the only stretch that really needs paving? I doubt it. Maybe call to Ian Leonard office needs to be on my list. Although I did tell myself I was just done with trying to deal with our local goverment folks. Anyway, thank you for your clarity.
Publius May 10, 2013 at 10:48 PM
This project, costing taxpayers a million dollars, will not even go as far as Timber Creek HS. This is propaganda in an election year. Make the people feel like things are getting done. Don't buy into the hype. Demand better and accept no less.
Tom Miller May 11, 2013 at 10:29 AM
What a HUGE disappoint this is for me. And I'm sure for everyone who travels this everyday. I had called the county about a year and a half ago and was told paving would be sometime in 2013. It was to be paved from Sicklerville Rd. to the Heritages dairy store which is Williamstown Erial Rd. From one end to the other end of Jarvis is nothing but horrible. Then there's every other county route around us that is just as bad. I really hope with all the tearing up of all the other roads for new sewer piping and I believe natural gas piping that they were planning to repave those after all that work is completed. If not, it's going to be "shake rattle and roll" until your vehicle falls apart.
Laura Rothenhofer May 12, 2013 at 08:40 PM
Definitely not the only stretch that needs paving, unfortunately. Just after the high school (which really could use a traffic light), there is a harsh stretch just before Arlington Rd/Felicia Ct. It rattles my teeth several times a day...
path May 15, 2013 at 12:23 PM
All who are disturbed by this contact the CCMUA and the CC public works, as many local roads in Erial are in major need of repaving. We all need to contact the pursue this.
tracey abbott May 15, 2013 at 11:32 PM
A million dollars for just that section of Jarvis Road? Is it a friend of a friend doing the work? That seems like the highest bid.
Roger Delgado May 16, 2013 at 11:51 AM
Good question Tracey. We learned through the criminal prosecution into Birdsall, a GT political donor, their executives admitted they buy contracts through donations and the process is they get to inflate the contract as long as it isn't too much must above what others are bidding, as in not twice what it should be. Think about that for a minute. The unwritten rule is that when you buy a contract you can set the price to something "reasonable" which is usually defined as not above twice what it should have been. Wonder why your property taxes are so high? Or why school board members create false criminal charges against people who question political donations? This is your tax money people. And it is a contract you know about. Think about all of the others that get hushed through at meetings and don't have press releases about them sent out during an election year.
OCNJ May 16, 2013 at 12:10 PM
All these road repair jobs are County jobs correct not GT? So it is County funds I expect.
Roger Delgado May 16, 2013 at 12:51 PM
You are correct, county funds. Different account, same people. There are some very close ties between GT politicians and the Freeholders. The county takes in even more vendor cash than GT does. That is how the game is also played. Donate to one person contract from their "special friend".
Publius May 16, 2013 at 09:58 PM
Day 2 of this joke, I mean project. NO WORK!!! Does anyone have info on this?
Lauren Burgoon May 16, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Pure speculation on this, but I wonder if this morning's rain storms called off work for the day.
Publius May 17, 2013 at 01:41 AM
Ok, but no work had been done yesterday either. Plus the rain was very brief and sunny all day. Also, there was a county truck patching potholes over by Overbrook HS. Maybe Patch could ask the county and report the facts on this. That would be great.
Laura Rothenhofer May 17, 2013 at 12:19 PM
The sign on Jarvis says they will start on Monday the 20th

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