Brick To Increase Bike Path Project Cost to $182K

Brick Township will pay $14,000 more for work to the township’s Airport Tract bike path to the Seawood Harbor neighborhood,  though the project is funded by a $190,000 state Department of Transportation "Bikeways" Grant.

The original contract, for $168,623, was awarded to High Safety System Inc. of Hammonton in February. Brick received the Bikeways grant in 2011.

The work to the bike path grew to include more enhancements to original plans, to expand the township’s Airport Tract bike path to the Seawood Harbor neighborhood, as well as provide additional path openings along the trail. Some of the funding will go toward maintenance of the trail as well. The change order on this week's Brick Council meeting for the increase refers to the changes as "additions to enhanced supplemental items.

The  project means the bike path is more than a half-mile long and six feet wide. The contract also calls for wetlands restoration, landscaping, test pits, fencing, signage, traffic and erosion control associated with the trail extension.

The bike path runs along Saint Lawrence Boulevard, Holly Avenue, Nokomis Avenue and Knoll Crest Avenue. 

OceanCounty December 04, 2013 at 08:04 AM
I'm glad they are expanding Bike Path's as we need them. However, I sincerely wish they would also maintain the current path's. The Sawmill path is falling apart, and the ruts are dangerous for bikers and joggers. I've sent letters along with pictures to the Parks Dept and the Mayor, and nothing has been done to repair the path bed.
Andy Pat December 04, 2013 at 08:09 AM
Somebody needs to proofread before posting. The headline should read bike path not bike patch. If this were my job I would be ashamed of such a blatant mistake. Take pride in what you do or move on.
Joe P December 04, 2013 at 09:25 AM
How did the project grow? Where is extra the money coming from within the Brick budget? who got the contract? and what group is connected to the awarded contract?
J.JONES December 04, 2013 at 09:41 AM
I would like to know also who approved this is it starting before they take office ??and where did the money come from ??And the path by sawmill is a walk way to drug deals..
WMS826 December 04, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Lot of money for a trail only a half mile long...what can you see and do in only a half mile.
BrickAmericanMan December 04, 2013 at 01:53 PM
I will do the job for 75k, and it will be done faster and last much longer.
Legion December 04, 2013 at 07:14 PM
Yea really a half mile? I can jog that in 3-4 minutes. On bike that's like 2 minutes tops. Project smells fishy to me.
Brickresident December 05, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Why not just burn the money in a camp fire. 1/2 mile, what a waste. Give it to poor people.


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