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Traffic Advisories

Effective Monday, April 20, the right turn lane from eastbound Mill Road to southbound Fire Road will be closed until further notice.  However, motorists will still be able to access southbound Fire Road but may experience minor delays.

Mill Road and Fire Road Improvement Project

The improvements at the intersection of Mill Road and Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township will significantly enhance the capacity and function of this important intersection, located within one of Atlantic County's growth areas. The presence of the Garden State Parkway and the extent of wetlands and other environmentally sensitive areas all served to limit the potential for a larger expansion of this intersection, and required extensive regulatory review under both the NJDEP and Pinelands Commission due to the joint jurisdiction held by both agencies. Extensive off site mitigation was required under the three NJDEP and the single Pinelands permit.

Public Information Session
March 5, 2014
Egg Harbor Township Hall

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FACT SHEET

  • Fire Road Southbound will be expanded to 4 lanes, with 2 through lanes, 1 dedicated left turn and 1 dedicated right turn.
  • Fire Road Northbound will be expanded to 3 lanes including 2 through lanes, 1 dedicated left turn lane.
  • Mill Road Eastbound will be expanded to 3 lanes, with 1 through lane, 1 dedicated left turn and 1 dedicated right turn.
  • Mill Road Westbound will be expanded to 2 lanes, with 1 through lane and 1 dedicated right turn lane.
  • Intersection will be signal/camera controlled, with capacity for timing and phasing revisions if required.
  • Intersection will include pedestrian crosswalks.
  • CONSTRUCTION START
    • Anticipated Construction start following bid and award is Spring, 2014.
  • CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCE
    • Construction started mid-July 2014 and the project is currently in the utility phase with utility relocations. The contractor anticipates remobilizing in the spring or upon completion of the utility relocations, utilizing the current traffic pattern consisting of a lane shift on Fire Road.   Once the  contractor begins work on Mill Road, a 24-hour detour will be implemented for eastbound traffic on Mill Road through completion of that work. The remainder of work will be completed utilizing lane shifts with completion of work expected for fall 2015.
  • LENGTH OF PROJECT: Overall length of project from start to finish is approximately 18-19 months.  Consisting of preparation work (up to 6 months) to accommodate the relocation of high power utility poles. The relocation of these poles will clear the way for the remaining construction improvements (up to 6-7 months).
  • DETOUR ROUTE: 

Striping Plan (Map of intersection)pdf

ASSOCIATED PROJECTS

Two other related transportation projects will be executed in conjunction with this project.  The replacement of the Maple Run Bridge on Mill Road in Egg Harbor Township and Northfield, and the replacement of the Cedar Bridge on Zion Road, in Egg Harbor Township, Northfield and Linwood will occur in conjunction with the Intersection Project. Each bridge is a critical alternate route within the detour plan for the other bridge and will therefore be replaced in tandem. Replacement of the Maple Run Bridge will occur first, within the construction period of the intersection.  

Sequence of construction associated with Fire/Mill Intersection, Maple Run Bridge Replacement, Cedar Bridge Replacement.

REPLACEMENT OF MAPLE RUN BRIDGE

  • CONSTRUCTION START:  March, 2014 (Concurrent with intersection project)
  • CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCE:
    • Move/Replace Utilities
    • Remove Bridge Structure, Demolish Footings
    • Replace Footings, Supports
    • Install/Construct New Bridge and Roadway Surface
    • Bridge will be demolished and replaced. Mill Road will be closed in vicinity of the bridge, as this work is underway.
  • CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: June, 2014

REPLACEMENT OF CEDAR BRIDGE

  • CONSTRUCTION START: January, 2015
  • CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCE:
    • Move/Replace Utilities
    • Remove Bridge Structure, Demolish Footings
    • Replace Footings, Supports
    • Install/Construct New Bridge and Roadway Surface
    • Bridge will be demolished and replaced. Zion Road will be closed in vicinity of the bridge, as work is underway.
  • ANTICIPATED COMPLETION: Fall 2015
  • TRAFFIC CONTROL: Full Detour
  • DETOUR ROUTE: