Ocean County’s long-planned road improvements to County Line Road and Brook Road are continuing full force.
The stormwater drainage within Brook Road which forced complete closure of the road is complete and the road is reopened to regular traffic.
The Contractor will be working on drainage and other improvements along County Line and Brook Road going forward.
Work got underway last month on major improvements to this intersection.
According to the design plans, County Line Road will be repaved completely from approximately Bartenura Drive to 800’ west of Brook Road, and Brook Road will be repaved from Ridge Ave to Schuster Way. All 4 approaches of both County Line and Brook Road will get left turning lanes. Additionally, the current right turn triangle on County Line westbound will be removed, and new, straight and right turning lanes will be constructed.
Sidewalks will be installed along the north side of County Line Road from Bartenura Lane until past the new shopping center, as well as along both sides of Brook Road at the County Line Road intersection.
The plan also includes drainage improvements, including the installation of a new drainage basin on Brook Road to collect the water runoff that will caused by the additional impervious coverage of the new travel lanes.
The Ocean County Board of Commissioners (then Freeholders) awarded a contract for this project more than 2 years ago, in March 2019 to C.J. Hesse Inc., of Forked River, NJ, for the price tag of $1,625,202.67. Work was delayed until now mainly due to prerequisite utility pole movements.