Ocean County Press Release
OCC'S BUCKWALD DRIVE AMONG SEVEN COUNTY ROADS TO BE RESURFACED AND RECONSTRUCTED LATER THIS YEAR
VARIOUS ROADS in 4 towns will see safety and pavement improvements as part of a road reconstruction project slated to begin later this year.
A total of 5.75 miles of county roads will be reconstructed and resurfaced as part of a single contract to be bid by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders this spring.
"This is part of our ongoing effort to improve safety throughout our county road network for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians," said Freeholder Director John P. Kelly.
The roads included in this contract include:
· Herbertsville Road from the Monmouth County line to Lanes Mills Road in Brick Township.
· The entire length of Farraday Avenue in Lakewood and Jackson townships.
· Long Beach Boulevard from 31st to 59 streets in Long Beach Township.
· James Street from Main Street to Hooper Avenue in Toms River Township.
· Massachusetts Avenue from Cox Cro Road to Route 70, Toms River Township.
· Vermont Avenue from Cox Cro Road to the Lakewood Township line, Toms River Township.
· Buckwald Drive at Ocean County College in Toms River Township.
All of the roads will be milled and resurfaced with new signage added, Kelly said.
Kelly, who also serves a Director of Law and Public Safety, said pedestrian sidewalk ramps will be upgraded to meet the latest federal Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
Stormwater inlet grates will be replaced with bicycle-safe grates that also meet state Department of Environmental Protection water quality standards, Kelly said.
Work on all seven roads should be completed by the late summer or early fall, said Freeholder Deputy Director James F. Lacey, liaison to the Ocean County Road Department.
"With 626 miles of county roads and 259 bridges and culverts, we are constantly monitoring and maintaining our road network," Lacey said.