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RVE’s Springdale Road Project Recognized

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The New Jersey Sections of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) has named RVE’s Roadway Improvements to Springdale Road (CR 678) Project an award-winning project.

The awards, which are given annually to celebrate quality roadway projects in New Jersey, were presented April 20th at the Cranbury Inn. The Roadway Improvements to Springdale Road Project were recognized as Honorable Mention in the under $5 million construction category.

Few roads can claim a more vital role as a vehicular, pedestrian and cyclist thoroughfare in Camden County (County) than Springdale Road. It is crucial to the County’s entire travel network. However, the roadway raised serious safety hazards due to its confusing alignment, substandard sidewalks and non-ADA-compliant traffic signals and crosswalks. In addition to the proximity of existing nearby land uses – schools, community centers, neighborhoods, and shopping centers – there was a significant call to rehabilitate, refresh, and modernize the vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian aspects of the road. Among the challenges overcome included reducing the road’s width; providing traffic calming measures via a road diet; adding bicycle lanes and sidewalk to become a Safe Route to School; designing ADA-compliant traffic signals; and utilizing a stormwater-runoff-reducing BMP by installing perforated pipe that infiltrates water from the road into the ground.

The project also achieved:
  • Horizontal & Vertical Roadway Improvements with Pavement Reconstruction.
  • Landscaped Median and Island & Decorative Lighting Installation.
  • Curbing & Sidewalk Installation & Improvements.
  • Traffic Signal Modifications at Three Intersections.
  • Signage & Pavement Markings with Bicycle Lanes.
  • Utility Relocations.
  • Pedestrian Accessibility Improvements.
  • Stormwater and Sanitary Sewer Inspection, Analysis, & Design Improvements.

The County worked together in partnership with Cherry Hill Township as a crucial stakeholder. Although Springdale Road is a County Route, it serves the Township, which owns and operates all traffic signals. The Township desired to install a continuous sidewalk to provide pedestrian access for residents. Accordingly, sidewalk and traffic signal improvements were included. In addition, a nearby high school made Springdale Road a Safe Route to School, while the Cherry Hill Fire Department, also located on Springdale Road, required emergency access, pre-emption, and proper driver notification at all times. RVE provided design and engineering services for both phases of this ambitious and tightly scheduled project. RVE is proud to have delivered it ahead of schedule and more than $500,000 under budget.

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