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Four Major Toms River Roads to be Repaved

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Fischer Boulevard, Toms River, N.J. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Fischer Boulevard, Toms River, N.J. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

A county paving project will improve four well-traveled roads in Toms River, officials said.

The Ocean County freeholders next week will award a $2,735,413 contract to Earle Asphalt for a multi-road project for four roads in Toms River and one in Beachwood. Roads included in the project are:

  • Church Road, from Route 9 to North Bay Avenue.
  • Fischer Boulevard, from Bay Avenue to Shore Boulevard.
  • Cox Cro Road from Route 9 to Whitesville Road.
  • Ridgeway Road from Whitesville Road to Commonwealth Boulevard.

The project also includes Compass Avenue from Beachwood Boulevard to Harpoon Street in Beachwood.

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The project has been in the works since 2015 but was delayed due to last summer’s impasse over an increase in the state gas tax, since some of the funding for the project is derived from the state’s Transportation Trust Fund, said County Administrator Carl Block.

“We had to shut down and delay the project, but it’s ready now,” Block said.

 

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  • sue di nimmiano

    Next year, make sure to repave the rest of Church Road and the continuation of Church Road, Kettle Creek Rd. Drivers have to dodge potholes and big cracks in the pavement along that stretch.

    While you’re at it, widen the intersection of Church, Kettle Creek and Hooper. Vehicles are backed up for quite a distance, and they block jug-handles and side streets. That area, including Brick Blvd., is the county’s biggest traffic jam — every single day.