Atlantic County set to begin Maple Run Bridge replacement next week

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 NORTHFIELD--Work is set to begin Monday, March 3 for the $1 million county road improvement project of a full replacement of Maple Run Bridge on Mill Road that lies on the border of Northfield and Egg Harbor Township. Signage alerting motorsts have been in place for several weeks.

According to Linda Gilmore, spokesperson for the county, the 75-year old culvert will be removed and a precast concrete arch bridge will take its place. The new bridge will be wider to provide safe access for pedestrians and cyclists in addition to motorists.
The plan calls for the use of precast segments and they will help expedite construction which is expected to be completed in 3 months.

The work during summer 2013 along the Mill Road stretch was to relocate the gas and water utilities.

A full detour will be in place during construction and traffic on Mill Road will be diverted to Zion Road.

The Maple Run Bridge project is the first of two planned county bridge replacements, the other being the Cedar Bridge in Northfield. Work will begin on that bridge this fall with a six-month completion time frame.

Upon their completion, both bridges will serve as alternating detour routes during the county's $4 million improvements to the intersection of Fire and Mill roads in Egg Harbor Township. County officials anticipate a contract award for the intersection project this spring. The first phase of construction at Fire and Mill roads will involve replacing and moving utilities with minimal traffic impact and no anticipated detours.

Last March county officials held a public information session to outline the Fire and Mill intersection project and the related bridge replacement projects.

To learn more about these projects and to track their progress, visit the county website at www.aclink.org/planning .


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