CONTACT: Michael D. Reeves, Special Projects Coordinator
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SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES ROUTE 130/NJ 49 CORRIDOR STUDY-PENNS GROVE, PENNSVILLE AND CARNEYS POINT PUBLIC MEETING
(VINELAND, NJ – April 26, 2004) – The South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO) announced it has begun a corridor study of Route 130/NJ49 in Penns Grove Borough, Pennsville and Carneys Point in Salem County, New Jersey to identify existing and future mobility and traffic related operational and safety problems and needs along this corridor segment. This study is funded by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).
The SJTPO and its study consultants will be holding a series of Public Working Group (PWG) sessions throughout this two year study to garner input from the residents, public officials, businesses and community groups located within the study area. The first PWG will be held on May 17, 2004 at 6:30 PM at the Penns Grove Borough Hall, West Main and State Street. The Study Team - SJTPO, Salem County, NJDOT and study consultants - welcome attendees to participate by providing their suggestions, concerns and perspective to this work effort which is vitally important to the areas quality of life and economic vitality.
The data gathered will be analyzed and developed into an implementation plan that addresses the traffic, safety and mobility related problems and concerns affecting this area.
The critical roadways that intersect the thirteen mile Route 130 and Route 49 study area segment such as Interstate 295, New Jersey Turnpike, Hook Road and NJ Routes 48 and140 will be examined to determine how their operations and characteristics affect the two primary roadways under study. Mobility issues concerning pedestrian, bicycle and transit users will be examined.
For more information about this study, meeting information and other regional initiatives contact SJTPO’s website www.sjtpo.org, the Salem County website salemco.org or Mike Reeves at .