Brick Township officials have kicked off the process to repair a number of roads in the township's barrier island portion.
The township council unanimously voted to seek bids to rebuild several streets this week. The streets to be repaired or rebuilt are located in the Deauville Beach neighborhood, as well Kupper Drive West, Ninth Avenue, Jeannette Drive and Sunset Boulevard.
All of the streets slated for improvements were damaged during Superstorm Sandy and are eligible for reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Business Administrator Joanne Bergin said. Better still, all of the work will likely be completed for a relatively low sum of $420,000.
"The quantities and all of the data have been triple-checked, so we feel very confident that it’s accurate," said Bergin.
The township will be reimbursed for the cost of the road improvements to the tune of 90 percent by the federal government, Council President Susan Lydecker said.
According to Bergin, the construction will be completed in phases, the first of which will be the installation of curbing and a gravel base for the streets, and the second will be a final paving. The final paving will occur once all utility upgrades to the streets are completed.
"We feel very confident that the estimates will cover the project and we’ll be able to get this done in a timely manner," said Bergin.