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State Awards $250K Grant for Toms River Drainage Projects

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The state Department of Transportation announced that 25 Ocean County municipalities will share $5,200,057 in Local Aid grants to advance street, safety and quality-of-life improvements, a portion of $81.6 million allocated statewide Tuesday.

Toms River will receive $250,000 for drainage improvements at Cattus Island Boulevard, Gloucester Drive and Pioneer Drive.

Under the Municipal Aid grant program, each county is apportioned a share of the total funding based on population and the number of local centerline miles, state transportation officials said in a statement. Municipalities then compete for portions of their county’s share. 

Past performance in connection with timely award of projects and construction close-out factor into the evaluation of the Municipal Aid grant proposals, officials said.

Other Ocean County projects include $200,000 for the reconstruction on N Street in Seaside Park, $160,000 for DuPont Avenue improvements in Seaside Heights, $150,000 for the reconstruction of Charles Drive and Deauville Avenue in South Toms River and $125,000 for improvements to Jaynes Avenue and Maple Avenue Road in Island Heights.
Cynthia May 07, 2014 at 07:33 AM
Guess no one in Toms River noticed how the road by the Money Island beach floods.
Grumpy Old Man May 07, 2014 at 08:01 AM
How could the corner of Old Freehold Rd.& Dallas Dr. be overlooked.The Drains are inadequate to handle a heavy rain, and the whole area turns into a 2' deep lake. Has been for years.I try to keep the drain on my side clear(even though the County doesn't have a drain adoption program),but there are other drains in the immediate area that clog up as well.It's a County Road,but if I'm not around to clear it during a heavy rain,the Toms River P.D. usually gets stuck with the job.
Martin May 07, 2014 at 10:14 AM
TR engineer (and OC Mosquito Commission) should consider the last block of Kettle Creek Rd. where it turns left by the apts. No drainage at all. A kid can spit there and it will stay flooded for days.

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