Construction Update

The Sherwin-Williams project team is currently implementing the EPA-selected remedies for the Residential Properties and Route 561 Dump Site units located in Gibbsboro and Voorhees.

Sherwin-Williams contractor is performing the EPA-approved scopes of work with oversight by the Army Corps of Engineers acting as EPA’s on-site representative. Work hours are from 7:00am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday. Occasionally work is performed on Saturdays.

Excavated soils and sediments are being transported offsite to an EPA-approved landfill. Perimeter air monitoring is performed during excavation and trucking operations and soil handling areas on all properties to verify that dust levels are within acceptable levels established under the perimeter air monitoring program approved by the EPA. Vibration monitoring is performed to confirm that construction activities are within acceptable practices.

Residential Properties Unit Update

Week of: June 14, 2021

Voorhees Work Area

The project team is performing remediation activities on eight additional properties along Kirkwood Lake. Soil excavation and site restoration is complete on the first two properties. Remediation activities on the remaining properties in this group are underway. The soil excavation and site restoration work will continue through the summer.

A construction support area continues to be utilized at 1219 Gibbsboro-Kirkwood Road. The Voorhees Police Department will provide traffic control support as needed to minimize disruptions to the neighborhood.

Route 561 Dump Site Unit Update

Week of:  June 14, 2021

Remediation activities along White Sand Branch between Route 561 and Berlin Road are complete. Restoration activities will continue over the next few weeks.

Excavation and backfilling activities along White Sand Branch west of Berlin Road are underway. A small section of the bike path accessible from Berlin Road will be closed during this phase of the work. Remediation of the White Sand Branch stream corridor will continue over the next few months.

Contaminated soils are excavated, stabilized as needed, and trucked off-site to an EPA-approved landfill.

Excavation areas are backfilled and returned to pre-construction topography.