rap #215 11/03/10
TOMS RIVER BUS TERMINAL IMPROVEMENTS TO BEGIN
IMPROVEMENTS to the sidewalks and pedestrian areas at the Toms River Bus Terminal are slated for the spring.
"We’re working to improve pedestrian safety at the facility near downtown Toms River," said Freeholder John P. Kelly, Director of Law and Public
Kelly said the thousands of riders who board and exit buses at the busy terminal each week will be better protected from passing traffic once
the upgrades are complete.
The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded a $164,904 contract to Eagle Paving Corp., South Toms River for the work.
The project includes sidewalk improvements along Highland Parkway, new handicap ramps and other safety upgrades.
The project will be paid for entirely with federal funds.
"We know many people depend on mass transit to travel to and from jobs in the cities and Northern New Jersey," Kelly said. "We are constantly investing
money to improve safety on our roads, but we also focus on keeping pedestrians safe."
Working with concrete requires temperatures to remain above freezing, so the improvements likely will not begin until the spring.
Once under way, the project will be completed in about a month.