Grove Street Reconstruction
Grove Street, lined with a number of residential homes, is a major route for children walking to school. The street needed significant access improvements to reach its full potential as a pedestrian corridor for various neighborhoods.
The Borough of Haddonfield retained Remington & Vernick Engineers (RVE) to provide professional engineering and design services for the improvements. Improvements included pedestrian and bicycle safety enhancements along Grove Street (CR 644) from Kings Highway East (Route 41) to the Cherry Hill Township border in the Borough of Haddonfield. The Borough coordinated the design and engineering for the improvements to provide a complete contract document package to Camden County for construction. The length of the Phase II project limits was approximately 1.15 miles.
The scope of work included:
- Curb improvements.
- Vertical roadway realignment.
- Hot-mix asphalt (HMA) overlay of concrete roadway with base repairs.
- Sidewalk installation.
- Bicycle lanes.
- Signage and pavement markings.
- Pavement reconstruction/resurfacing.
- Traffic safety upgrades.
- Traffic calming.
- Utility relocation coordination.
- Pedestrian accessibility improvements.
- Multi-modal roadway improvements.
- Stormwater and sanitary sewer inspection, analysis and design.
Community meetings were integral to ensure the constructed improvements met the community’s major concerns. The design of the roadway improvements occurred in conjunction with New Jersey American Water (NJAW) performing much-needed utility upgrades. Coordinating the services of utility companies was an on going and critical task.
The project provided the basis for much-needed pedestrian accessibility in addition to multi-modal and safety improvements to the surrounding area. These improvements made it easier for the community to access and enjoy locations such as J.F. Tatem Elementary School, Camden County’s Cooper River Park, Hopkins Pond, and the historic home of Hadrosaurus Rex.