Department of Engineering
129 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, N.J. 08754
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 Phone: (732) 929-2130
 Fax: (732) 506-5182
Email us :  Department of Engineering



 Traffic Safety Announcements
As liaison to the Office of Engineering, Freeholder Kelly works closely with the engineering staff.
Public Service Announcements:
Winter Driving Safety
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Traffic Safety

 Programs for Traffic Safety
 Program & Class Calendar

 Traffic Safety Links
 Safe Winter Driving (PDF)
 Buck the Buckle Up Dog (For KIDS!)
 Up to the Minute NJ Highway Alerts
 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - National Drunk Driving Enforcement Campaign "Over the Limit, Under Arrest"
 Teen Drivers – Latest News and Licensing Programs
Learn more about the Alive at 25 Program
NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety
Impaired Driving - Laws, penalties and consequences & what parents should know about underage drinking and driving.
Distracted Driving - What are driver distractions?
Seatbelts
Motorcycle Safety - Tips for Motorcyclists and Motorists
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Quiz yourself…. Are you an Aggressive Driver? Are you a Drowsy Driver?



 Office of the Ocean County Engineer


The Office of the Ocean County Engineer is responsible for 621 miles of county roads and 225 bridges and culverts spread throughout 33 municipalities.

Led by Ocean County Engineer Frank S. Scarantino, the engineering department works closely with the Ocean County Road Department and various private contractors to upgrade and modernize the county road network.
Currently the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders has authorized an investment of more than $60 Million towards County Road Improvement Projects. Some recently completed and ongoing projects include :
  • Garden State Parkway Interchange 83 Connector Road
  • Construction of the Clean Water Barnegat Bay Watershed Projects
  • Replacement of Jamaica Boulevard Bridge
  • Replacement of Bowman Road Bridge
  • Replacement of the Route 571 Bridge at Rova Farms
  • Construction of the Barnegat Branch Trail
Information on those and other projects can be found here

Ocean County has also partnered with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority to build new and expanded Garden State Parkway interchanges.
Besides supervising road construction and improvement projects, the Engineering Department staff also runs a proactive program to keep drivers and pedestrians safe on the county’s roadways. The Department is a co-sponsor of the annual 101 Safe Days of Summer state-wide traffic safety programs and hosts a variety of courses on safe driving geared to seniors, young people and anyone wishing to improve their driving skills.

The Engineering Department staff also installs and maintains thousands of street signs throughout the county. A new computerized effort will allow engineers to quickly identify and replace any worn or aging traffic signs.


The Dept of Engineering maintains an up-to-date list of areas of concern for drivers in Ocean County. See the Local Commuter news for detailed information.

 Engineering News
The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be awarded $3.1 million in federal funding for the final design of wide-ranging improvements to Garden State Parkway Interchange 91 in Brick Township.

Plans call for a full interchange with both northbound and southbound entrance and exit ramps. The redesign will also allow easier access to the Park-N-Ride commuter lots on both the east and west sides of the highway.
 Click here for the PDF of the improvements
 Click here for the Press Release


 Engineering Projects
Click here to view a Video of the Parkway Exit 83 Road Improvements
5/14/2014 : Garden State Parkway Interchange 83 Improvements
8/9/2013 : Public Notice Twilight Lake Dredging

 Traffic Safety Information

Distractions
Reading maps, books, newspapers, etc.
Radio, tapes, CD’s.
Cell phones, iPods, text messaging.
Makeup, shaving, other types of personal grooming.
Eating, drinking all types of beverages.
Reaching into the glove compartment or on the floor or back seat.

Bike Safety for KIDS - Use your Brain
Wear your helmet. Use knee, wrist and ankle pads to prevent injuries.
Make sure your shoelaces are tied so they don’t get caught in your wheels or chains.
Wear bright and reflective clothing so you are easily seen.
Stop, Look and Listen for traffic.
Ride Safe and Be Safe.

Safe Driving Tips
Obey speed limits.
Always use a seatbelt.
Use mirrors to expand your vision.
Look for and obey traffic signs.
Signal before turning.
Stay alert.
Plan ahead.
Don’t tailgate.
Yield the right-of-way.
Limit your driving.