Borough seeks grant for Euclid Avenue improvements

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MANASQUAN — The borough will submit an application for a 2022 Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] with potential funds earmarked for phase two of the Euclid Avenue improvement project.

Joe Raftery, of Colliers Engineering and Design, discussed the grant application at Tuesday night’s mayor-and-council meeting noting that Monmouth County provides grants up to $200,000 for CDBG eligible activities.

Mr. Raftery said the borough will request $200,000 and the total construction cost for phase two is $343,000.

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Phase one of the Euclid Avenue project was partially funded by a $160,400 CDBG, which was awarded in the fall of 2020.

“Last year we did Euclid Avenue phase one, which was from South Potter Avenue to Perrine Boulevard; it incorporated Holly Place and Watson,” Mr. Raftery said.

This year, he said, the goal is to continue working on Euclid Avenue from South Potter Avenue to South Jackson Avenue as well as South Potter and South Jackson avenues between Euclid Avenue and East Main Street.

The project scope includes: roadway reconstruction as well as milling and paving; concrete curb and gutter repair and installation to improve drainage and reduce flooding; sidewalk, driveway aprons and curb upgrades; ADA compliance upgrades, including detectable warning surfaces and curb ramps; crosswalk upgrades; and resetting of existing castings.

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