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Flood-Prone Road to be Raised in Toms River

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Pumpshire Road (Credit: Google Maps)
Pumpshire Road (Credit: Google Maps)

Toms River officials have awarded a contract for the elevation of a roadway that has been prone to flooding.

The township council this week awarded a $577,013 contract to Earle Asphalt to raise Pumpshire Road, located off Fischer Boulevard. The road leads to the western shore of Silver Bay.

“On the streets where there is severely flooding, sometimes they can be fixed and this is one of them,” said Township Administrator Don Guardian.

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Guardian said the contract includes the work itself and the research to determine the optimal height of the roadway. With the elevation will come a full repaving of the road.

“We bring everyone together, and we see what happens if we raise it three inches, six inches, or something else,” he said. “Obviously, we can’t raise is 18 inches or two feet.”

An engineering firm will be hired in the beginning of 2019 to complete the design work, Guardian said.