Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders

94 Market Street. Salem, N.J. 08079

CONTACT: Chris R. Rehmann, Salem County Engineer
extension 8549
July 30, 2003


The Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders is continuing the Bridge Rehabilitation Program sponsored under the 1999 State Bridge Bond Act. This program was designed to rehabilitate older bridges to current standards.

Salem County has already rehabilitated Witt Road Bridge and Alloway Station Bridge in Alloway Township. Three (3) additional bridges are now ready for work.

Work will begin on Hancock’s Bridge on the Salem-Hancock’s Bridge Road in Lower Alloways Creek Township this August. New bridge bearings will replace deteriorated bearings along with the stabilization of the northern abutment. The lead paint will be removed from the bridge and the bridge will be repainted. Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals to allow for a single lane of traffic. A detour will be in effect for two (2) consecutive weekends to replace the bearings. The cost of this work is $1,036,000.00 which will be covered by a Grant from the 1999 Bridge Bond Act. Work is expected to be completed by the first of the year.

Hawks Bridge on the Deepwater-Slapes Corner Road in Carneys Point Township will also be rehabilitated. Repairs will be made to the concrete pile caps and the steel beams will be repainted. Traffic will be maintained on Route #540; however, lane closures will occur during critical operations.

Also, the Husted Station Bridge on the Greenville-Husted Station Road in Pittsgrove Township will be rehabilitated as part of the project. Foundation and superstructure repairs are necessary to maintain adequate carrying capacity. A detour will be in effect for this bridge work.

Work on Hawks Bridge and Husted Station Bridge should begin by mid-August and work should be completed by Thanksgiving, weather permitting.

The cost to rehabilitate these two (2) bridges is $1,060,000.00. This funding will come from a Grant from the 1999 Bridge Bond Act.

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