Route 70 Work

bobpbx

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There are now approximately 5 five miles of plastic barrier about 4 feet high firmly affixed to the ground along New Jersey route 70, on both sides of the road, from 539 to the 530 cutoff to Browns Mills. I cannot find any information regarding this project. Usually it's done to see what wildlife exists before a major project.

Do any of you know what they (whomever) are doing this for?
 

oji

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I've seen them repave many times. Why do they suddenly need a plastic barrier? Do you know?
I don't get it either. Maybe put barriers where millings can run low lying areas or wetlands but it runs practically the entire length. I also don't like the shallow trench that was dug to install the barrier. Maybe Ocean County Soil Conservation District has some answers.
 

Rooftree

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Drainage improvement is scheduled along RT 70 btw RT 530 and RT 539 from 3/22 thru 3/23 during night time hours, alternate lanes closed intermittently.
 

bobpbx

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Drainage improvement is scheduled along RT 70 btw RT 530 and RT 539 from 3/22 thru 3/23 during night time hours, alternate lanes closed intermittently.
Yes, I saw that. Tom is right about the work. The Pinelands Commission must have been a little tough on them. The installation of those barriers had to be costly.

I know one thing. The light (and process for traffic control) at route 539 and 70 needs improvement in a big way. It has turned into a big bottleneck as it's a major intersection. I think that is part of the plan.
 

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When I got home for military service back in 1971, just in time for the Fall striper run at Island Beach SP, I passed through that intersection many of times. I believe only a 7-Eleven was on the corner at the time. It always seem I had to stop for the traffic light here, waiting for one or no cars to pass through on 539.
 
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bobpbx

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When I got home from Vietnam back in 1971, just in time for the Fall striper run at Island Beach SP, I passed through that intersection many of times. I believe only a 7-Eleven was on the corner at the time. It always seem I had to stop for the traffic light here, waiting for one or no cars to pass through on 539.
The only thing there back then was a dairy bar. :)
 
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