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Sidewalks to be Installed Near Two Brick Elementary Schools

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The area near Lanes Mill Elementary School where sidewalks will be installed. (Credit: Google Maps)
The area near Lanes Mill Elementary School where sidewalks will be installed. (Credit: Google Maps)

Brick Township has received a $450,000 grant from the state’s Safe Routes to School program to fund the construction of sidewalks near Midstreams Elementary School and Lanes Mill Elementary School.

The grant was awarded in 2013, but did not cover the full cost of building the sidewalks, said Joanne Bergin, the township’s business administrator. The township had asked for more money but received $450,000. That led officials to take a second look at the bid specifications to ensure the grant funding would cover the entire cost of the project. The township council passed a resolution Tuesday night to extend the grant window an extra six months to allow the revised bidding process to be completed.

Under the plan, 2.23 miles of sidewalks will be laid down near the two schools, along Midstreams Road from Bella Vista Road to Midstreams Place, and along Lanes Mill Road between Sally Ike Road and Herbertsville Road.


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  • JW P

    Ok, I live off of Lanes Mill Road and there are already sidewalks all along Lanes Mill between the Sally Ike intersection and the 7-11- including all around the school. All of one side of Lanes Mill to Herbertsville is 100% sidewalked, but the other side of the road there has houses on it and any sidewalk would be right on their front doors. As for Sally Ike to Herbertsville Rd, there is a sidewalk on about the first 1/3 closest to the schools, but the rest has people’s houses and backyards running right up to the road. I hope these poor people don’t end up losing their property to sidewalks when there is a good sized shoulder there already.