Asbury Park has been awarded a $434,706 Municipal Aid Program Grant by the New Jersey Department of Transportation to fund a roadway improvement project on Eighth Avenue from Deal Lake Drive to Kingsley Street.
The project, which is anticipated to start construction this year, will include curb upgrades for ADA compliance at every intersection, new driveway aprons, partial sidewalk replacement, sanitary sewer upgrades, drainage improvements, full-depth road reconstruction, and final repaving and restriping.
“We’re thrilled to be awarded this NJDOT grant and look forward to improving Eighth Avenue which has been in dire need of repair,” Mayor John Moor said. “City Council’s goal is to bring all Asbury Park streets up to the latest standards, making them safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. Over the last five years, more than 10 miles of streets have been repaved—representing approximately 27 percent of city streets. In addition, the project includes the replacement of the century-old sanitary sewer system under the street which we have been addressing in all street projects. We look forward to continuing this much-needed work.”
Transportation Director Michael Manzella said Asbury Park was one of over 625 applicants who requested more than $363 million in funding from the $161.25 million NJDOT Municipal Aid program.
“The program allows municipalities to request assistance for improvements of local transportation networks,” he said. “We’re grateful for the State’s support and will be using the grant to supplement existing capital investment that the City allocates to transportation improvements each year.”
Construction will begin on Bond Street between Fifth Avenue and Summerfield Avenue this month. The project, partially funded by NJDOT, will include curb upgrades for ADA compliance at every intersection, new driveway aprons, partial sidewalk replacement, sanitary sewer upgrades, drainage improvements, full-depth road reconstruction, and final repaving and restriping.
Design work will begin soon on the reconstruction of Monroe Avenue from Memorial Drive to Prospect Avenue and Comstock Street from Asbury Avenue to Prospect Avenue. The project, partially funded by NJDOT, will include pavement reconstruction, concrete curb, and sidewalk replacement, drainage infrastructure improvements, and replacement of the sanitary sewer main. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2022.
Design work continues for the reconstruction of Memorial Drive from Asbury Avenue to Sixth Avenue. The project, partially funded by NJDOT, will include pavement reconstruction, concrete curb, and sidewalk replacement, drainage infrastructure improvements, the installation of traffic signals and Third and Fourth Avenues, the installation of protected bicycle facilities, and replacement of the sanitary sewer trunk line. Construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2022.
Construction of an upgraded traffic signal at Asbury Avenue and Ridge Avenue will continue through the winter with completion estimated for spring 2022.
In addition, the city has installed bicycle lanes on portions of Sunset Avenue and Seventh Avenue following the pavement of those streets.
Emory Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues has been repaved. Emory Street between Sunset Avenue and Eighth Avenue has been re-converted to its historic one-way northbound configuration.
Summerfield Avenue between Main Street and the railroad has been milled and paved.