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Improvements on the way for several Camden City roads

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Improvements to the intersection of Federal Street and Baird Avenue are among a number of projects that received state funding. Credits: Google Street View
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Camden, NJ—Over $3 million in state funds will be used by Camden County for the conceptual development of eight road projects in Camden City.

The eight projects listed were part of Freeholder Jeffrey Nash’s address to the Southern New Jersey Development Council at Rowan University on Friday morning, where he outlined a number infrastructure projects that have been designed or are about to be designed across Camden County.

“That includes several projects in Camden City from Our Lady of Lourdes hospital down to the Camden waterfront,” said Nash.

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Those eight road improvement projects include: Haddon Avenue from Euclid Avenue to Newton Avenue; Cooper’s Poynt Connection from Pearl Street to Elm Street; River Road from Federal Street to 36th Street; State Street from Delaware Avenue to 10th Street; the intersections at Federal Street, Baird Avenue, 27th Street and Westfield Avenue; Newton Avenue from Fourth Street to Pine; Kaigns Avenue from Broadway to Haddon Avenue; and the Harrison Street Extension from State Street to 10th Street.

The funding comes from the states Local Aid Infrastructure Fund [LAIF] to determine the “preferred alternative design and construction cost.”

In addition to the LAIF funds, improvements to Federal Street from 19th Street to Marlton Pike are under design as part of $9.5 million county received from the state’s Transportation Trust Funds.

“In the last two years, Camden County has received a total of $24.7 million from Transportation Trust Funds that we have dedicated to bridge upkeep and maintaining local infrastructure,” said Nash.

Over 250 engineers, developers, construction contractors, professional services providers and members of the finance industry wills gather at Rowan University’s Student Center to hear panel presentations on transportation infrastructure projects and alternative energy infrastructure initiatives at the SNJDC’s Framework for the Future: the 22nd Annual Construction Forecast, an annual program discussing upcoming South Jersey economic development and construction projects.

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