The signs are up. The construction fence surrounds the property. Today, the ceremonial ground breaking will officially start the expansion of the Justice Complex on Oak Avenue in Toms River to build a new animal shelter and expand the police headquarters and municipal court.
The $6.4 million contract to Kelso Construction Company for the building of a new animal shelter, located on the grounds of the Municipal Court and Oak Avenue in Toms River, was awarded in March.
Today at 9:30 a.m., the township will hold a ground breaking ceremony on the property to start the project, with a new animal shelter replacing an old, cramped one off Whitesville Road.
The project will also include of the Municipal Court facilities and renovations to Police Headquarters, with Kelso Construction’s complete bid for the work coming in at $6,409,878.25.
The new shelter is planned to be four times the size of the current incarnation on Whitesville Road, totaling out at roughly 7,000 square feet.
Check back later today for an update from the ground breaking.