Lakewood Township’s major road improvements project in the Seminole / Pawnee area continues in full swing. Tree clearing appears to be completed and curb and sidewalk installation has begun. Once Drainage improvements and sidewalks are installed along both sides of most of the roads in this neighborhood, all the roads will get completely repaved. This project will likely continue through the summer.
On May 6, Lakewood’s Township Committee formally awarded the repaving contract to Meco, Inc., of Clarksburg, New Jersey.
Meco’s base bid for the road repaving was for $1,136,822.50, and the sidewalks and crosswalks for the bids for the two sides of the road were for $739,389.50 and $595,750.00, respectively. This comes to a total of $2,471,962.00.
This was lowest bid out of the 8 bids that the township received.
In September 2020, the Township drew a $20 million bond which will be repaid over 20 years. This road improvements project will be funded through the bond funds.
Under a separate project, the township is also planning to install street lights on these roads. On May 19, a JCP&L spokesperson confirmed to LNN that Genesse place, Iriquois Place, and Mohawk Place are either complete or an order has been created (meaning it is either awaiting a PO or is scheduled for completion). JCP&L has not yet set a schedule for the work to be done on the other roads in this neighborhood. Lakewood Township pays JCP&L to install and power these street lights.