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White Horse Pike redevelopment construction could begin early in 2014

Construction on the White Horse Pike redevelopment project should begin early next year, Barrington Borough Council President Kirk Popiolek told the Bulletin this week.

“As long as the weather (and NJDOT) cooperates, we should see construction within the first quarter of 2014,” Popiolek wrote in an e-mail.

Click for detailed view of plans. Orange square at left is Super Wawa. Orange in center are Wawa gas pumps. At right is restaurant site. Entrance between gas pumps and restaurant is current Bell Avenue jughandle.

Click for detailed view of plans. Orange square at left is Super Wawa. Orange in center are Wawa gas pumps. At right is restaurant site. Entrance between gas pumps and restaurant is current Bell Avenue jughandle.

The update came after Popiolek met with NJ Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson to try to uncover what was taking so long with the permits needed to install a traffic signal and create access to the proposed Super Wawa and restaurant sites.

Part of the problem apparently was tied to an older version of the plan that called for development of the restaurant site first, Popiolek explained. But when Iron Hill Brewery opted for a completed site in Voorhees and Wawa looked to move more quickly, the plan changed and created some confusion in Trenton.

After the meeting, however, Popiolek said Simpson gave a Dec. 20 deadline to issue the permits.

Once the permits are in hand, residents can expect to first see the demolition of the vacant Bok Bok Fresh building followed by the removal of the existing jug handle for Bell Avenue, which will then be relocated as described in the site plans.

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This entry was posted on August 22, 2013 by in Borough Hall, Business / Money, Region and tagged , , , .
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