Route 70 Work

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bobpbx, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. bobpbx

    bobpbx Piney
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2002
    Messages:
    11,161
    Likes Received:
    1,888
    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?
     
  2. oji

    oji Piney

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,997
    Likes Received:
    335
    They are repaving.
     
  3. bobpbx

    bobpbx Piney
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2002
    Messages:
    11,161
    Likes Received:
    1,888
    I've seen them repave many times. Why do they suddenly need a plastic barrier? Do you know?
     
  4. Teegate

    Teegate Administrator
    Site Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,557
    Likes Received:
    3,563
  5. oji

    oji Piney

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,997
    Likes Received:
    335
    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.
     
  6. bobpbx

    bobpbx Piney
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2002
    Messages:
    11,161
    Likes Received:
    1,888
  7. Rooftree

    Rooftree Explorer

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2017
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    229
    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.
     
  8. bobpbx

    bobpbx Piney
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2002
    Messages:
    11,161
    Likes Received:
    1,888
    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.
     
  9. Rooftree

    Rooftree Explorer

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2017
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    229
    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.
     
    #9 Rooftree, Mar 22, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2019
    Boyd likes this.
  10. bobpbx

    bobpbx Piney
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2002
    Messages:
    11,161
    Likes Received:
    1,888
    The only thing there back then was a dairy bar. :)
     
    #10 bobpbx, Mar 22, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2019