Motorists should be aware that Ocean County will be performing road work on two major roads in Lakewood Township starting Tuesday, July 27. The work is expected to be completed by Friday depending upon the weather.
“We want our drivers and pedestrians to be aware that work will be done on Prospect Street and also James Street that will affect traveling through those areas,” said Ocean County Commissioner John P. Kelly, liaison to the Ocean County Engineering Department. “This work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the week. All the work will bring needed safety improvements to the area.”
Beginning 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, Ocean County will begin work to restripe Prospect Street.
The work includes removing the current striping followed by restriping Prospect Street from 200 feet north of Cross Street to Williams Street to a three-lane section that includes a two-way center left turn lane, left turn lanes at specific intersections and two through lanes throughout.
Prospect Street will remain open throughout the project but traffic will be shifted on the roadway to allow County forces to complete the work.
The Prospect Street project will begin with striping removal at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, and the majority of work is anticipated to be completed by 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 28. Thursday is reserved for any work not completed on Wednesday.
The work on James Street, in preparation for a new traffic signal at James Street and Williams Street is expected to begin at 7 a.m., Wednesday, July 28 and its anticipated completion will be 5 p.m., Friday, July 30.
The James Street closure will be put in place as part of preliminary work for the construction of a traffic signal at the intersection of James Street and Williams Street. Ocean County is re-profiling James Street to reduce the grade of the road east and west of the Conrail railroad track just west of Williams Street. James Street will be closed from Sunset Road to Williams Street with local traffic being permitted from Sunset Road to Freedom Drive.
All the work is weather dependent.