Ocean County Press Release
Traffic Signal Work to Get Started this Fall

WORK to upgrade six intersections in three Ocean County municipalities is expected to get under way this fall.

"With this project, we will be making the intersections ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant which will provide for improved and safer pedestrian accessibility," said Ocean County Freeholder Director John P. Kelly, Director of Law and Public Safety.

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders is scheduled to approve the advertisement of this project at its Sept. 4 meeting.

"The project includes upgrades to the traffic signal for better pedestrian accessibility and full ADA compliance in accordance with current Federal Law," said Kelly, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Engineering Department.

The work includes upgrading the handicap ramps throughout the intersection and installing new ADA compliant pushbuttons at each of these ramps.

The intersections include: Evergreen Road and Monmouth Road, Plumsted Township, Cross Street and James Street, Lakewood Township, Chambers Bridge Road and Sprucewood Drive, Brick Township, Chambers Bridge Road and Ovation Way, Brick Township, Chambers Bridge Road and Brick Plaza, Brick Township, Chambers Bridge Road/Hooper Avenue and Mantoloking Road, Brick Township.

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders also will take action to authorize a separate safety project under the County's annual "Raised Pavement Markers" contract.

The work will include adding reflective pavement markers to many of the roadways maintained by the County.

"This project will greatly improve night time visibility of the pavement stripes especially on rainy nights," said Freeholder James F. Lacey, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Road Department. "With more than 620 miles of county roads to maintain, public safety is a priority."

The work is expected to be completed prior to the end of the year.

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