• The Hammonton Gazette

Reinvesting in roads

The town and the county recently received significant grants that will help enable them to do work on some major roads in Hammonton. This is good news and will provide much-needed improvements to the town’s infrastructure.


Thanks to the state of New Jersey, Hammonton received a grant for $310,000 to finish Valley Avenue, according to Mayor Stephen DiDonato.


Hammonton Public Works Manager Robert Vettese told The Gazette that the roadway will be reconstructed on Valley Avenue from Broadway to Central Avenue. Damaged curb, sidewalk and aprons will be replaced as well as some drainage work. The town will also work on the infrastructure under the section of roadway, according to Councilman Joseph Giralo.


Atlantic County also announced that it would be funding a $1,077,219.78 project and had approved a bid contract with Arawak Paving Co., Inc. for the resurfacing of Third Street from Wood Street to Old Forks Road, according to county sources.


Approximately 1.12 miles of roadway on Third Street will be resurfaced, the sources said, adding that the funding would cover several aspects of the project.


“That covers inspections, everything. It’s a mill-and-overlay in through those sections … It was a project I was looking to get done, along with farther stretches. It’s part of our aggressive plan with the road improvement program in Atlantic County, and Hammonton’s been the recipient of a lot of work these last couple of years,” Atlantic County Fifth District Freeholder James Bertino said.


These two major road projects will have a significant impact on the town’s infrastructure, allowing for better utilities and roadways for local taxpayers. Better yet, they will make our town a more attractive and safer place. We welcome these grants and the improvements they will help fund.


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