Ocean County Press Release
Storm Damaged Roads Get Rebuilt for Public Safety

THE OCEAN COUNTY Road Department recently completed the rebuilding of some Ocean County roads damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

"Prior to Memorial Day weekend work crews from the county Road Department finished rebuilding a portion of Ocean Terrace in Seaside Heights and Long Beach Boulevard leading into Holgate in Long Beach Township," said Freeholder James F. Lacey, liaison to the Ocean County Road Department. "It was imperative for public safety and to accommodate our citizens and the increase in visitors to the county over the Memorial Day weekend that these projects got done."

The Ocean County Road Department completed work on 3/4ths of a mile of Ocean Terrace from the border of Seaside Park to Hiering Avenue in Seaside Heights on May 20. As part of the work, the Ocean County road crew rebuilt four intersections that had been washed out by Superstorm Sandy in addition to milling and paving the roadway.

In addition, the Road Department paved about 50 yards of Long Beach Boulevard leading into the Holgate section of Long Beach Township.

"The October storm washed out a portion of the roadway," Lacey noted. "The road department rebuilt the roadway along with milling and paving the section."

Lacey noted that work on repairing the bridge that leads from Bay Boulevard in Lavallette to the West Point Island section of the borough is near completion.

As part of the repairs, the county installed new sheathing and capped the area under the span with concrete in order to reinforce the structure from future washouts.

The repairs also included replacing the rip rap on both sides of the bridge.

"The work at the bridge is expected to be completed soon," Lacey noted. "The span has been open to traffic while most of the repair work has taken place below it."

Ocean County Freeholder Director John P. Kelly noted the importance of maintaining Ocean County's extensive road and bridge network.

"The county has always had an aggressive maintenance program for its infrastructure," said Kelly, Director of Law and Public Safety. "County departments including roads and engineering are insuring motorists and pedestrians have the safest roads possible to travel on in Ocean County."

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