When Mayor John Ducey hosts his Facebook Live sessions to speak with residents, it sometimes seems the same street names keep coming up in the comments, with residents requesting repaving.
For one such neighborhood, the repaving project will be able to get off the ground soon, thanks to a grant from the state Department of Transportation.
Last week, the administration of Gov. Phil Murphy announced transportation aid figures for towns across the state. Brick, Ducey said, received its largest award ever, which will direct funding to the Cedarwood Park East neighborhood.
Specifically, Ducey said, the streets that will be milled and paved under the $475,060 grant would be Lynnwood Avenue, Glenwood Avenue, Fairfield Avenue, Downey Avenue, Harvey Avenue, Laurel Avenue, East End Avenue and Driver Avenue.
The Cedarwood project was the only project funded in Toms River. In announcing $165 million worth of projects in municipalities statewide, Murphy credited last year’s 23-cent gas tax increase with allowing the state to effectively double its funding from last year.