An application to build a Quick Chek convenience store and gas station on the site of a former State Police barracks is scheduled for a hearing on Wednesday before the Board of Adjustment.
The application has not had a hearing since February, according to the zoning board’s agenda.
The convenience store chain wants to construct a 5,496-square-foot store and 16-pump gas station at 2101 Allenwood Road, near Route 138 east. It is the site of the former State Police barracks. The plan has been vigorously opposed by neighboring residents.
Residents have complained that the proposal would needlessly add to traffic snarls and accidents on Allenwood Road.
And in its February hearing, Quick Chek officials appeared to acknowledge neighbors’ concerns, offering a reconfigured traffic plan that would extend access beyond Allenwood Road about 150 feet before meeting up with the existing jughandle at the intersection with Route 138.
The new plan would require state Department of Transportation approval, according to Quick Chek officials.
The majority of traffic, up to 80 percent, would be entering and leaving from Route 138, Olivo said. Residents dispute that claim.
“This methodology doesn’t bear up the what we experience every day in Wall Township,’’ Parkwood Drive resident Michael Ferrell has said.