In a recent column, I shared Voorhees Township’s infrastructure improvements completed in 2021. Here are some of the major projects that will be undertaken during the first half of 2022.
Camden County will be repairing and repaving two of the major roads in town. Burnt Mill Road will be paved from White Horse Road through the intersection of Somerdale Road. Also, bike lanes will be added along this entire stretch. The County will also be repairing and repaving Lafayette Avenue from Haddonfield Berlin Road to Route 73. The work will begin as soon as the weather permits.
The Township received a $100,000 grant for the redesign and repair of the Maiaroto Sports Complex tennis/basketball courts. The court subsurface will be removed and replaced. Current plans include the addition of a second basketball court and new pickleball courts. The tennis court will also be striped for pickleball play.
Sidewalk and handicapped ramps were installed along BrittonPlace in 2021. This year, the road will be repaved and bike lanes will be added from Laurel Road to White Horse Road.
With a Safe Route to Schools Grant, new sidewalks will be added to the south side of Echelon Road from the Voorhees Town Center to White Horse Road.
The Township Committee will continue to look for ways to improve and expand the walkability and bikeability of Voorhees. A bikeable/walkable community provides a safe and efficient way for bikers and pedestrians to connect to the areas where our residents live, work and play. We are proud of the fact that we have the most miles of bike lanes of any town in Camden County.
** The Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club’s annual Voorhees Township Community Service Awards Dinner will be on Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at Lucien’s Distinguished Catering in Berlin. The Club will honor the 2021 Businessperson the Year, the Voorhees Citizens of the Year and the Voorhees Selfless Student of the Year. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to Voorheesbreakfastrotary.org.