Residents in two Brick neighborhoods will have freshly-paved streets soon, following a vote of the township council Tuesday night.
The council unanimously approved contracts for two projects, both in the southern end of the township: Tunes Brook Drive, which follows the path of Kettle Creek, and Lions Head Boulevard South, in the senior community of the same name.
“The Tunes Brook people were waiting for it and then Sandy came and people had to elevate their houses,” said Mayor John Ducey, explaining that the project was delayed because officials did not want the newly-paved street to be opened and patched for home rebuilding projects.
“Lions Head is another one that has been on the list for a while,” said Ducey.
The Lions Head project was also delayed, largely because the township had an opportunity to receive federal Community Development Block Grant funds to pay for it. The funding was recently approved, Ducey said.
The Tunes Brook Drive project was awarded to Earle Asphalt at a rate of $243,013. The Lions Head Boulevard South project was also awarded to Earle, for $559,313. Both projects include milling and paving, as well as drainage improvements, curb improvements, driveway aprons and other miscellaneous improvements.
Once contracts are awarded, township officials meet with the construction company to plan the project schedule. Generally, the projects are completed in the following two months. Streets cannot be paved during the winter.