POINT PLEASANT — New sidewalks and curbing have been installed along Herbertsville and Maxson Avenue.
The project, which was completed the first week of June, has been a part of the borough’s efforts to increase safety for the public and pedestrians. Council President Valerie Coulson said, “This was a fantastic project increasing public safety and pedestrian safety.”
The new sidewalks start from Route 88, by the Route 88 Bridge, down Herbertville to Maxson Avenue. Then, the sidewalks continue down Maxson Avenue to River Road near Riverfront Park.
“This is a heavily trafficked area where lots of children and adults alike walk and we wanted to make it safer for residents of all ages who frequent our park and river beaches,” said Council President Coulson.
The total cost of this project was $342,125, including construction and engineering costs. The design included new curbs [except along the county roads of Route 88 and Herbertsville where there were existing curbs] and handicapped ramps with truncated domes at each intersection, as well as paving.
Council President Coulson also said, “These two roads are some of the busiest in our community. They are a direct access point from Route 88 in Point [Pleasant] to Route 70 in Brick and are a direct access point to Riverfront Park and Maxson and River Avenue beaches. When these roads were created at our borough’s founding, and even before that when we were all part of Brick Township, no one thought that these areas would become so populated, so we are doing the best we can in the present day to make them as safe as we can.”
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