Project aims to address busy truck traffic along part of Route 130 in Burlington County

Freeholders this week unveiled a $12 million plan to upgrade three intersections.

David Madden
June 30, 2018 - 10:00 pm
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David Madden | KYW Newsradio

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) --Officials in Burlington County, New Jersey are planning a major road improvement project along a busy part of Route 130. 
    
Freeholders this week unveiled a $12 million plan to upgrade three intersections along a one-and-a-half mile stretch of the highway where Amazon plans to open a fulfillment center in early 2020. That'll add as many as 900 jobs to the local economy, but dozens of additional tractor trailers to a highway with lots of trucks already using it.
    
"I share the frustration of residents concerned by the adverse impact these trucks are putting on our roadways and our residents' quality of life," Freeholder Director Kate Gibbs told KYW Newsradio, "and I plan to take action immediately to address it."
    
Residents of that part of northern Burlington County will likely be thrilled to hear that, given that between business and residential growth in the area, traffic has been a concern for years.
    
How will the project be paid for?
    
"We will provide $10 million in funding to jumpstart the aggressive infrastructure improvement program that will later be reimbursed by the Transportation Trust Fund, other grant funding and the private sector," Gibbs added.
     
Three intersections between Florence-Columbus Road and Dultys Lane will be improved. But it'll take two years to get permits and approvals and another 18 months to actually do construction.