Mill Road ready to reopen

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Work on the Maple Run Bridge is wrapping up. Work on the Maple Run Bridge is wrapping up. NORTHFIELD – Motorists who have missed being able to use Mill Road to get to Fire Road or New Road will be happy to hear that one project on the county road is finishing just in time for the summer rush.

The reconstruction of the bridge over Maple Run separating Northfield and Egg Harbor Township is just about complete. Work began March 3, according to Dante Sylvestri, supervisor for project engineers of Remington, Vernick and Walberg. Weather permitting, it should be ready for traffic by next weekend.

Crews were recently seen rolling the asphalt and preparing to put down the top layer. Sylvestri said striping crew is due onsite Thursday, June 5 and the last item will be putting down reflecting tabs.

The Mill Road project replaced a badly deteriorated roadway and culvert with a pre-cast arch concrete bridge. Sylvestri said they pounded 76 wooden pilings into the creek bed that are 35 feet long, replacing far fewer 12-foot pilings.

When bridge is reopened, Maple Run flooding should no longer be an issue on the roadway above. 

The project is part of a larger program of improvements leading up to the reconfiguration of the Fire and Mill roads intersection in Egg Harbor Township.

While the work was being done on the Maple Run Bridge and the surrounding roadway, that section of Mill Road was closed and traffic was detoured onto Zion Road.  Once this project is complete, the Cedar Bridge on Zion Road will be replaced and that traffic will be detoured along Mill Road.

“We are pleased the work is being completed on time, as scheduled and we appreciate the public’s patience and cooperation as we make these necessary improvements to our infrastructure,” said  Linda Gilmore, Atlantic County spokeswoman.

Minus weather delays, the final paving for the $1 million project is slated for Friday, June 6 with the roadway opening to traffic at the end of the day.

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