Wells Mills Road Project Nears Completion

(Photo by Chris Lundy)

WARETOWN – The one-way traffic and sensor traffic light will soon be dismantled as the county completes road work at Daniels Bridge on Wells Mills Road.

In its latest commuter update, the county roads department says traffic changes will last through the end of the month.

Currently, drivers approach the work area to discover it is a one-lane road with a 24-hour signal controlling alternating traffic.

The traffic shift is one step in the county’s $1.6 million project for a bridge and culvert replacement.

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Daniels bridge is more than a half-century old and will be replaced with a modern culvert. The 15-foot bridge through the Pinelands crosses the western reaches of Oyster Creek at Wells Mills Road.

At 30 feet wide, the bridge was built in 1947 and is still being supported by its original timber pilings and a superstructure from 1972, said county officials. The new culvert widens the road to 40 feet with shoulders.

‑‑Daniel Nee contributed to this report.