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How Public Officials and Private Businesses Worked Together to Untangle a Notorious Traffic Knot

April 21, 2021

Route 537 is one of the longest county highways in the state of New Jersey and has historic origins. It was once part of a King’s Highway, chartered in the late 17th century, that connected what were then the capitals of East and West Jersey. But by the 21st century it became clear that the road’s intersection with S.R. 34 at the heart of Colt Neck’s Township badly needed an overhaul.

T&M took on the construction management role to help plan and administer the project. The project involved the widening of S.R. 34 to accommodate exclusive left- and right-turn lanes, two through lanes, and new receiving lanes along both approaches to the intersection. Route 537 was also be widened to accommodate an exclusive left-turn lane, a through lane, a shared through/right lane, and two receiving lanes along both approaches. The two aging bridges for both roadways would be completely replaced with concrete culverts. These culverts would feature retaining walls, curbs, and ADA-compliant ramps and guide rails. Finally, outdated traffic signals would be upgraded to the latest versions.

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