Manasquan’s infrastructure remains a focus for 2020

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MANASQUAN — Improvements to infrastructure will continue to be a top priority for the borough in 2020, according to Mayor Ed Donovan.

The mayor said the Main Street project, which includes road resurfacing, flood mitigation and drainage improvements between the bridge and the NJ Transit Railway, is one of the borough’s major projects in the new year.

“We have a couple of grants we have to execute within the next year or so,” Mayor Donovan said. “Main Street is a big project and we have a fair amount of money from the Department of Transportation to complete a good portion of that and some of the side streets.”

The project is organized into three phases. Phase one begins near the Main Street Bridge and extends west to Jackson Avenue. Phases two and three continue the project westward to the NJ Transit railway, according to the borough website. 

The website states that $350,000 in NJDOT funds have been secured for phase one of the project and $290,000 from NJDOT has been secured for phase two.

“There are some people that have long standing problems with stormwater and ponding out in front of their homes, we’re hoping to take care of some of those issues this year,” he said.

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