BRICK TOWNSHIP — Brick Township has begun road work replacing the Duck Farm Bridge on Hooper Avenue between Brick Boulevard and Cedar Bridge.
“The only thing we’ve had reports of so far is reports of congestion with the lane change, but that’s really it,” Brick Police Sgt. Joe Rossi said. “This was expected. We went down from four lanes to two lanes there, so naturally it was going to close it up a little bit.”
The project to replace Duck Farm Bridge, which is on Hooper Avenue and crosses the Cedar Bridge branch of the Metedeconk River, is anticipated by Ocean County officials to cost $4 million.
Previously in 2021, Ocean County received a $1.7 million grant to offset some of the cost from the project.
In July of 2022, the county awarded a $4,106,036 contract to Rencor Inc., of Somerville to complete the work. The state will fund a $1,723,491 portion of the project through the Department of Transportation’s Local Bridge Fund.
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