Camden County has received new funding to help make much-needed improvements to roadways in the city of Camden.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has awarded a $10 million grant to the county for improvements to Market and Federal streets, which are two major roadways in the city.
The project will enable both roadways to better accommodate increased use and traffic that has resulted from the area’s recent economic expansion.
Officials say they are happy to see traffic is becoming an issue in the city because it means it is growing and thriving.
"This is a great problem to have, we now have traffic problems in Camden City, whoever thought that would happen?" said Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. "We are very thankful to the New Jersey Department of Transportation for the $10 million grant that will help us proceed."
The Federal and Market Street Feeder Road Improvements Project will focus specifically on several key stretches of the two roads.
Part of the proposal for both roadways is to redesign them for two-way traffic, instead of one-way traffic as they currently exist.
Other plans include updating traffic signals and roadside signs to improve reliability and to update technology.