rap #61 03/31/10
REFLECTORS COMING TO MORE COUNTY ROADS;
LBI DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS ON THE WAY
PLOWABLE ROAD reflectors that improve visibility at night and in bad weather will be added to segments of 13 Ocean County
roads in the coming months.
“We’re continuing our program of installing these reflectors along both heavily traveled roads and in areas near
curves and intersections where visibility is most important,” said Freeholder John P. Kelly, Director of Law and Public
Safety for the County.
Freeholder Director James F. Lacey said the orange reflectors are framed in metal, which protects them from
snowplows and wear from passing traffic.
“It’s always more difficult to see the road at night or in the rain,” Lacey said. “These simple little reflectors
really make a big difference.”
The reflectors will be installed along portions of the following roads for a total of 27 miles:
The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders is expected to award an $180,333 contract to Zone Striping, Inc., Glassboro
for the work.
- Lacey Road and the Beach Boulevard Temporary Access Road, Lacey Township
- Route 547 and Ridgeway Road in Manchester Township
- Oak Ridge Parkway, Bay Avenue and Lakehurst Road in Toms River Township.
- South Cooks Bridge Road and Freehold Road, Jackson Township.
- Route 528 in Plumsted and Jackson Townships.
- Princeton Avenue in Brick Township
- East County Line Road and Route 528 Lakewood Township.
The Freeholders will also award a $282,109 contract to Roc Z. Industries, Inc. of Toms River for drainage improvements in
Long Beach Township.
About 1,800 feet of drainage pipe and surrounding systems will be upgraded along Long Beach Boulevard between 75th and 79th
streets and also between 101st to 105th streets.
The project will begin later this spring and be completed before the summer tourist season begins.
Lacey said the work will improve safety by keeping stormwater off of the road surface.