“Following a review of the area, the Ocean County Engineering Department determined replacing the culvert will help decrease flooding problems in the area making it safer for motorists,” said Freeholder John P. Kelly, Director of Law and Public Safety.
The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders is expected to authorize the engineer’s recommendation to seek bids on the project during its March 18 meeting.
“Replacing the existing culverts with a single 4 foot by 4 foot concrete box culvert will provide for a much needed improvement for this roadway,” said Kelly, who is liaison to the Ocean County Engineering Department.
The project also includes modifications to the geometry of the roadway to ensure that it meets current state and federal standards.
Sight distances and roadway banking will be improved for the added safety of the motoring public.
Construction is planned to start in late spring and be completed by the end of summer.
“Ocean County maintains more than 250 bridges and culverts,” said Freeholder Director John C. Bartlett Jr.
“These structures and spans are critical to our transportation network,” said Freeholder James F. Lacey, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Road Department. “Our Engineering Department along with our Road Department and Bridge Division work closely together to insure our roads and infrastructure are well maintained and safe for everyone using them.”