The first phase of a program created by Mayor John Ducey to repave numerous isolated streets in Brick will go forward shortly, officials said.
Isolated streets, Ducey said, are streets that are in bad physical condition but are surrounded by streets that are in good condition. Normally, paving projects are completed on a neighborhood basis rather than on an individual basis since the latter comes with a higher cost.
“These streets would never be a part of a paving project for 15 or 20 years,” said Ducey. “We decided that we had to get some of them paved, because they were in awful, awful shape.”
The township designed the project last year and funded its physical construction under this year’s capital budget, Ducey said.
The first streets to be paved under the program are Firehouse Road, Shore Drive, Plaza Terrace West, Ridge Road and G Street.
A contract for the work was awarded to Esposito Construction, of Old Bridge, for $516,754. Esposito’s bid was the lowest of eight, Ducey said, which topped out at $699,905.
Ducey said township officials have a running list of isolated streets that need work, and hope to fund additional projects in the future.