One detour will end, and a new one will begin on Monday, August 8th (weather permitting) as a nine-month construction project along a section of Vineland’s Sherman Avenue (CR 552) moves into its second and final phase.
Since March, drivers traveling east on Sherman Avenue have had to detour around the construction area, which stretched from Delsea Drive to SW Boulevard. That detour will end as the second phase of construction closes Sherman Avenue from Main Road to SE Boulevard.
The official detour will divert drivers heading west on Sherman onto Main Road (CR 555) south to Butler Avenue west, to SW Boulevard north, back onto Sherman Avenue west.
The $3.1 million federally funded project will bring major improvements to the section of Sherman Avenue (CR 552) on both sides of the intersection with SE and SW Boulevards and the Conrail railroad tracks that run between them. Most notably, the construction will bring Sherman Avenue up to the grade of the tracks.
The project also includes adding two additional lanes to Sherman Avenue at the intersection as well as a traffic signal. Conrail will be improving and widening the railroad-crossing surface.