County Line Road will have night time lane this closures this week as Ocean County's road widening project at the Brook Road intersection with County Line Road final nears completion, FAA has learned.

County Line Road will be milled and paved from Bartenura Drive to 800 feet west of Brook Road, and Brook Road will be repaved from Ridge Ave to Schuster Way.

Once complete, the intersection will be widened with new left turning lanes in all 4 approaches. Additionally, the right turn triangle that was removed on County Line westbound will be replaced with a new lane for thru traffic and right turns.

This project also included new curbing, sidewalks, and drainage improvements.

Sidewalks were installed along the north side of County Line Road from Bartenura Lane until past the new shopping center, as well as along both sides of Brook Road at the County Line Road intersection, to improve accomodations for pedestrians crossing this intersection.

Finally, a new drainage basin was installed on Brook Road to collect the water runoff that will be caused by the additional impervious coverage of the new travel lanes. New curbing was also installed along Brook Road.

The then-Ocean County Board of Freeholders awarded a contract for this project back in March 2019 to C.J. Hesse Inc., of Forked River, New Jersey, for $1,625,202.67. 

The road widening required a number of utility poles to be moved. Site and tree clearing to allow overhead utility poles to get moved originally began in August 2019. Road work was then delayed while waiting for the utilities to move their poles. JCP&L moved their utility lines in June 2020. Road work on the new drainage basin and curbing on Brook Road began in May 2021. A new traffic signal was installed at the newly designed intersection in October 2021.

County Line Road is a continuing project for the county’s engineering department, and they are in the process of planning improvements to the intersections of Ridge Avenue and Joe Parker as well. The Ocean County Board of Commissioners recently approved funding for that upcoming project. The project has not yet gone out to bid.

Two additional intersections along County Line Road are also slated to receive new traffic signals. Back in October 2021, the Ocean County Board of Commissioners awarded a $267,521.60 contract to J.C. Contracting, Inc. of Rahway, NJ for installation of a new traffic signal at County Line Road and Teaberry Court and work on that traffic signal is already underway. Additionally, the County is in the right-of-way acquisition stages for an intersection realignment and new traffic signal project at County Line Road and Brookwood Parkway.

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