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: May 10, 2021

Gibbsboro Work Area

Remediation and restoration activities are complete on one of the two residential properties located on West Clementon Road in Gibbsboro. Remediation activities are complete on the second residential property, with restoration activities expected to be substantially completed by the end of this week. All work on these properties is expected to be complete by the end of this month.

Voorhees Work Area

Remediation activities on five properties along Kirkwood Lake are complete. Restoration activities, including planting of trees and other vegetation, are substantially complete and expected to be finished in the next 2 weeks.

The project team continues preparation and setup for remediation activities on eight additional properties along Kirkwood Lake. Temporary fencing and tree removal is complete on the first four properties. Installation of the access route and erosion control measures continues. Sheet pile installation is underway and will continue into next week, followed by soil excavation. 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:  May 10, 2021

Remediation and restoration activities are complete on the Route 561 Dump Site and the adjacent commercial plaza.

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

Mobilization and tree clearing 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.