Adams Street, which has been in a deteriorating state for several years, will finally be repaved under a road improvements contract that Lakewood Township is now out to receive bids on!
This project has been in the planning stages for several years due to prerequisite Flood Hazard Area and Freshwater Wetlands permits due to the waterway crossing. The township has now been granted approval for this project from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the Ocean County Soils District.
Road improvements include new sidewalks filling in the gaps between existing sidewalks, besides for along the frontage of properties where the property owners declined to grant rights-of-way to the township to install sidewalk. Between Miller Road to Van Buren Avenue there will sidewalks continuous on each side of Adams. Between Van Buren Avenue and Reagan Court, sidewalk will be continuous on the South side of Adams only. The North side will only have some sidewalk segments.
Due to environmental concerns, there will be extensive drainage improvements installed, including water quality units, structural concrete retaining walls, and the road surface will be paved with base and surface course asphalt including pervious asphalt, to permit the rain water to drain through the road surface.
Prospective contractors are required to submit their bids by October 26. Lakewood’s Township Committee is expected to award the contract in November to the lowest qualified and responsive bidder.
Underground improvements such as drainage can likely be completed during winter, while the concrete and asphalt will likely need to wait until the warmer weather comes in due to weather/temperature limitations, township officials told LNN.