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Camden County Conducting Emergency Work on Kresson Gibbsboro Road

The road work is a result of the amount of snowfall that hit the region this winter, and is expected to take several days.

There’s no rest for the Camden County Department of Public Works.

Upon completion of emergency road repairs on Warwick Road in Haddonfield on Wednesday, crews will head over to Voorhees to begin work on Kresson Gibbsboro Road.

The rapid pace and amount of road work is necessary due to the damage cause to county roads by the numerous storms that hit the region this winter.

The project to finish work on Kresson Gibbsboro Road is a multi-day project that will leave the road closed between Cooper Road and Haddonfield Berlin Road from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays beginning Thursday.

Drivers should be aware of the project and seek alternate routes of travel. A detour route has been posted.

The timing of the project depends on the weather and other factors.

“The Board of Freeholders made a commitment to start paving our roadways as soon as possible because of the severity of the winter months and the toll it has taken on our streets,” Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Department of Public Works, said. “There will be some inconvenience to the motoring public for this mill and overlay, but these sections of Kresson Gibbsboro Road must be fully reconstructed.”

The Department of Public Works still has several crews throughout the area patching thousands of potholes, highlighted by the use of the county's "Pothole Killer," which enables a single worker to patch a pothole in 90 seconds.

“These breaks in the pavement can create safety hazards and can cause damage to vehicles, so motorists are urged to report any pothole they observe on county roads,” Leonard said. “We need motorists to become engaged in this effort to make Camden County a better place to live and drive throughout our 1,200 lane miles of highway.”

Camden County is aggressive about locating and repairing potholes on all county maintained roads. The Freeholder Board asks residents to report road hazards they encounter to the Camden County Public Works Hotline at 856-566-2980.  The number is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information, contact the Camden County Department of Public Works at 856-566-2980 or visit www.camdencounty.com.

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