CHESTERFIELD, NJ -
The construction of the second of several new traffic circles being put in our township will cause road closures about 40 days, and it starts later this month.
On September 21st, County Road 545 and Old York Road will be shut down until approximately November 5th to begin "Stage 2" of the roundabout process. "Stage 1", according to a release from our township's website, has begun and involved drainage improvements and curbing.
On the signs that will be posted in the circle, Burlington County's release says, "[the] roundabout will include YIELD signs on all entering approaches instead of STOP signs or traffic signals. Vehicles will enter the roundabout when there are adequate gaps in traffic flow thereby reducing the time vehicles are stopped, providing increased capacity and less delay for drivers."
According to the release, "The roadway construction costs for a roundabout may be higher than those for a traffic signal, but these costs are offset by a savings of over $200,000 through the elimination of the traffic signal hardware and electrical work."
Being funded by the Federal Highway Administration and the New Jersey Department of Transportation, this circle, says the release, will save taxpayers around $5,000 a year since there are no traffic lights to maintain.
The traffic closure will take effect at 6am on September 21st. You can view the release from our township's website, as well as a release from Burlington County at the bottom of this article.
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