NJDOT announces traffic shift for Route 30 and Pomona Road project
(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced today that a traffic pattern change will be implemented for the next stage of construction on the $6.5 million Route 30 and Pomona Road intersection improvement project in Galloway Township, Atlantic County.
Starting Monday April 11, NJDOT will conduct temporary lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning to construct a new traffic configuration. Once implemented, traffic will be shifted to the westbound side of Route 30 with the work zone on the eastbound side of the roadway. Two lanes in each direction will be maintained. Access to businesses and properties will be maintained.
This stage includes the installation of drainage and detention basins, widening on the south side of Route 30 and a temporary traffic signal at the Pomona Road intersection. NJDOT’s contractor, Mount Construction Co., began preliminary construction activities and utility relocation operations in January.
The project aims to improve safety and reduce congestion at the intersection of Route 30 and Pomona Road by widening Route 30 to accommodate new left-turn lanes at each approach on the highway to Pomona Road. The existing traffic signals will be modified to accommodate the widened intersection. Drainage improvements will also be made at the intersection, including the addition of three new retention basins. Work is anticipated for completion in fall 2012.
Variable message signs have been installed to inform motorists regarding any changes in traffic patterns. Motorists are also encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information.