Shorebeat has learned from Ocean County officials that a sizable portion of Herbertsville Road in Brick Township which has deteriorated since the road was opened nearly two years ago will be repaired next week.
A half-mile section of the road was opened in Jan. 2020 to expose a trench during a project in which the county replaced more than 2,200 feet of drainage pipe. Since then, motorists have complained that the thoroughfare has significantly deteriorated, leading to pot holes and uneven surfaces that have rattled vehicles. This week, the county is working on a repaving project on Sally Ike Road, off Herbertsville. Following a recent inspection, County Engineer John Ernst ordered Herbertsville Road to be added to the project, and crews are expected to begin work Tuesday.
“It’s about a half-mile of road where they’re going to resurface the full width of the payment,” Ernst explained.
The road will receive a full repaving between the area next the Herbertsville Fire Company house to Sawmill Creek, which crosses Herbertsville Road near the Havens Farm historical center. But while this limited project to repair the portion of the road affected by the 2020 construction project will occur immediately – before the winter season takes its annual toll on roadways – a much larger project is in the works for 2022.
“We’ll come in next year when we get our full surfacing project out to bid and we’ll tie into it on both sides and continue to the rest of Herbertsville,” Ernst said. “From Route 70 to Sally Ike Road.”