Ocean County officials said Monday that work will begin soon to upgrade one of the county’s busiest intersections.
The project will add dedicated left turn lanes on Oberlin Avenue and Cedar Bridge Avenue, in Lakewood, as well as upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection. The work also includes pedestrian safety upgrades along with new crossings to assist the handicapped and disabled.
“This intersection is a high traffic volume area especially because of its proximity to the Lakewood Industrial Park,” said Freeholder Director Virginia E. Haines, who also serves as co-chair of the Office of Engineering. “It’s important we provide the necessary improvements so our motorists and pedestrians have a safer driving and walking experience.”
A timeline for the project is being developed now.
The county freeholders awarded a contract to Jersey Construction Inc., in the amount of $1,156,846 during the board’s Dec. 19, 2018 meeting. The project is contingent on state Department of Transportation approval. Ocean County will received federal funding for nearly 100 percent of the project and construction inspection, officials said.