The repaving of a large portion of Mantoloking Road is expected to get underway this spring, the county engineer confirmed at a meeting of the Ocean County Commissioners on Wednesday.
New Jersey Natural Gas completed installed new mains along the county road in 2020, two years after the county last repaved in 2018. County Engineer John Ernst said Brick officials balked at the condition of the road following the NJNG project, leading the county to have half the road improved before the start of the 2021 summer season. Now, the road is set to be fully repaved in the spring.
“We’re right now identifying pipes that need to be replaced,” Ernst said, a requirement before the edge-to-edge paving project begins.
Ernst has previously said the road was in such poor condition that the decision was made to go forward with a full repaving since it would not have been safe to wait another two to three years to complete the work.
A construction schedule has yet to be determined and contracts have yet to be solicited or awarded.
“There is a lot of traffic on that road, especially in the summer time,” said Commisioner Virginia Haines. “It is really one of our main roads to the beach.”
Ernst said the type of repaving work which will be completed on Mantoloking Road is expected to last for ten years.