Work to upgrade six intersections in three Ocean County municipalities - including Brick Township - is expected to get under way this fall, according to a prepared statement from the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
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, in the statement.
The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders is scheduled to approve the advertisement of this project at its Sept. 4 meeting.
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
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.
Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders is also expected to 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.
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.