Asbury Park road ‘in urgent need of repair’ receives $ 435,000 construction grant
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ASBURY PARK – Say goodbye to a noisy race on Eighth Avenue after city officials received a state grant of $ 434,706 to rehabilitate the road that “was in urgent need of repair.”
Asbury Park has announced that it has received funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Municipal Assistance Program grant.
The grant program was competitive, city leaders said. Asbury Park was one of 625 applicants seeking funding for $ 363 million in projects out of a pool of only $ 161.25 million in available grants.
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The project will rebuild Eighth Avenue from Deal Lake Drive to Kingsley Street by improving curbs, bringing all intersections into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, improving new driveway decks, replacing portions of sidewalks, improving the sanitary sewer system under the road, improving drainage, and repaving and retreading the road.
âWe are delighted to receive this grant from NJDOT and look forward to improving Eighth Avenue which was in urgent need of repairs,â said Mayor John Moor.
“City Council’s goal is to bring all streets in Asbury Park up to the latest standards, making them safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.”
Asbury Park has repaved more than 10 miles of streets – more than a quarter of the city’s roads – in the past five years, Moor said.
The Eighth Avenue project, which is slated to start in 2022, is one of several road projects Asbury Park plans to undertake next year.
Other projects include:
- Construction on Bond Street between Fifth Avenue and Summerfield Avenue will begin in January. The project, also partially funded by NJDOT, will modernize curbs to make each intersection ADA compliant, add new driveway decks, replace parts of the sidewalk, upgrade the sanitary sewer system and improve drainage as well as reconstruction, repaving and redrawing of the road.
- Design work will begin soon on a reconstruction project of Monroe Avenue from Memorial Drive to Prospect Avenue and Comstock Street from Asbury Avenue to Prospect Avenue. The project, also partially funded by NJDOT, will reconstruct the pavement, replace concrete curbs and sidewalks, improve drainage, and replace the sanitary sewer main. Construction is expected to start next year.
- Design work continues for a reconstruction project of Memorial Drive from Asbury Avenue to Sixth Avenue. The project, also funded in part by NJDOT, will rebuild the pavement, replace curbs and sidewalks, improve drainage, install traffic lights at third and fourth avenues, install bicycle lanes and replace the sanitary sewer line. Construction is expected to start in the spring.
- Construction of an improved traffic light on Asbury Avenue and Ridge Avenue will continue throughout the winter and is expected to be completed in the spring.
The new road projects add to the city’s 10 streets that were repaved after New Jersey American Water replaced a main.
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Susanne Cervenka covers matters of Monmouth County government and property tax, winning several state and regional awards for her work. She covered local government for 15 years, with stops in Ohio and Florida before arriving in New Jersey in 2013. Contact her at @scervenka; 732-643-4229; [email protected]