NJDOT to make Route 47/Chapel Heights
The New Jersey Department of Transportation will make intersection
improvements on Route 47 and Chapel Heights Road in Washington
Township on June 1 st , announced State Transportation Commissioner
Jack Lettiere. The intersection has been plagued with ruts
and potholes making stopping difficult, and these improvements
will enhance safety on Route 47 and adjacent roads.
this intersection, we are taking immediate steps to make the roadway
safer ," said Commissioner Lettiere. " Making these improvements
is a touchstone of Governor McGreevey's 'Safety First' initiative,
and the number 1 priority in transportation policy." "Safety
First" is Governor McGreevey's comprehensive safety initiative
that combines engineering, education, and enforcement to make
our roads safer.
investment involves milling and paving work and will take one
day to complete. Alternating traffic lanes will be used
at the time of construction to ensure traffic flow. NJDOT
will be making additional signalization improvements at a later
to State Senator Fred Madden, "The issue of safety is paramount
to those residents who travel that intersection on a daily basis.
These improvements are the first step in that direction."
"Whether it's creating
new jobs, stopping sprawl or fixing our roads, we are making sure
that New Jerseyans have the quality of life they deserve," said
Lettiere. "Not only do these projects translate into safer local
streets, they also provide real property tax relief to New Jersey