Ocean County Press Release

ONCE THE SNOW stops falling and the ice finally thaws, crews will be back to the business of upgrading Ocean County's roads.

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders will seek bids for a 2014 reconstruction and repaving contract impacting five towns.

"This contract is part of our ongoing road maintenance program," said Freeholder John P. Kelly, liaison to the Ocean County Engineering Department.

Included in the contract are the following locations, totaling 5.7 miles:
· Brookville Road, Barnegat Township
· James Street, Lakewood Township
· Motor Road, Pine Beach Borough
· Old Squan Road, Brick Township
· Summit Avenue, Island Heights Borough

Work will include milling two inches of existing asphalt and repaving the roads with two inches of new asphalt.

The roadway and crosswalks will also be restriped.

"The improvements will also meet all ADA requirements and storm drains will be upgraded to the latest state Department of Environmental Protection standards," said Kelly, who is also Director of Law and Public Safety for the county.

Work will begin this spring and should be completed on all five roads by the summer.

Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari said the county is constantly monitoring and upgrading its road network.

"With more than 620 miles of county roads and 259 bridges and culverts, we have the largest county road network in the state," Vicari said. "We're also committed to having the safest possible roads."

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