Brick officials are moving quickly toward getting two paving projects off the ground, awarding contracts just over a month after bids were sought.
Last week, the township council unanimously awarded contracts for paving projects in the Lakewood Gardens and Baywood West neighborhoods. The township also sought bids in July for a more involved project in the Bay Harbour neighborhood, which has yet to be awarded.
The council awarded a contract to Meco Inc., of Clarksburg, to perform the Lakewood Gardens project. The contract is worth $761.243.
The Lakewood Gardens project includes repaving and improvements on Chestnut Avenue, Bradley Avenue, Walnut Avenue, Garden Avenue, Cherie Drive, Park Place, Melody Avenue, Green Avenue, Green Grove Road, Pleasant Avenue and Aspen Street.
The Baywood West contract was awarded to Earle Asphalt Company, of Farmingdale, for $736,413.
The Baywood West project includes Birch Drive, Glenn Drive, Maple Court, Spruce Court, Chestnut Court, Cedar Drive, Holly Court East, Pine Drive South, Bay Laurel Drive, Willetta Drive, Delmar Drive and Bonair Drive.
Dates for the work to begin will be set after township officials hold pre-construction meetings with the respective contractors. Residents will be notified by letter or door tag about when they should remove their vehicles from the street so the project can be completed.
In New Jersey, asphalt plants close during cold-weather months, which traditionally prompts towns to complete repaving projects in the late summer or fall, before temperatures dip below freezing.