The township is preparing for a project that will include the milling and paving of some barrier island streets and the replacement of sewer lines on Jeanette Drive.
On May 5, the township council approved a shared services agreement with the BTMUA providing for the contractor paving Jeanette, L&L Paving of Avon-by-the-Sea, to replace the street’s sanitary sewer lines. Under the agreement, the BTMUA will reimburse the township for the contractor’s work.
The sewer line will be replaced between Sunset Boulevard, which runs along the ocean, and Route 35. The lines need to be replaced because an asbestos cement sewer main could not be repaired.
The $320,615 contract, approved last August, includes the reconstruction of a number of streets in the Deauville Beach neighborhood, including West Kupper Drive, Sunset Boulevard, Jeanette and 9th Avenue. L&L will fully reconstruct the roads, which were largely destroyed during Superstorm Sandy, Elissa Commins, township engineer, said at the time.
The township is planning a larger infrastructure project in the Normandy Beach section, Commins said at the time, but that project will likely have to wait until utility work related to the Route 35 reconstruction project is completed. The completion of the highway project is not expected until July at the earliest.