The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners has voted to install new signage and striping improvements along Route 17 in Avon and Neptune City.
“This is an incredibly exciting project going forward in two of our shore towns,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Public Works and Engineering Department. “Safety is our number one priority for all modes of travel including motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians and we are thrilled to work with local municipalities to accomplish this goal.”
In Neptune City, the improvement project will proceed along a segment of Route 17 (West Sylvania Ave.) between Brighton Avenue and Route 35 35 and will include the installation of high visibility pedestrian crosswalks, associated Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliant ramps and other signage and striping improvements.
In Avon the project will take place along Route 17 (Sylvania Avenue) and include dedicated bicycle lanes along the route from Route 71 to Ocean Avenue.
In total, the county maintains approximately 1,000 lane miles of roads, 980 bridges and culverts and 250 traffic signals and beacons.