Matawan Borough will soon undertake an aggressive road program, according to a press release issued Monday by Borough Administrator Louis Ferrarra.
"This project will go a long way in revitalizing several streets in the borough that are in desperate need of repair or repaving," Mayor Paul Buccellato said in the release.
The road program will address decaying roadways and damage from recent storms, including drainage issues stemming back to Hurricane Irene. It is expected to be undertaken throughout the upcoming spring and summer months.
"Hurricanes Irene and Sandy did significant damage to a number of our streets and abutments. These repairs will shore up roadways that were eroded by significant rainfall over the last few years," Buccellato said in the release, adding that the borough will work hard to limit the inconvenience to residents during the construction.
The approximately $250 million project will be funded through several agencies, according to Ferrara. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will make $79,101.80 in contributions for damage from the last three major storms. Matawan was also the recipient of $400,000 in grants from the State Department of Transportation, which includes . About $359,600.51 in finances were consolidated from left over funds from prior construction projects and $400,048.75 from existing water bonds will be used, Ferrara explained. The remaining cost will be covered by a $2,185,000 municipal bond and a new water bond in the amount of $400,000.
The following roads are including in the project:Road Section (if applicable) Project Description or Notes Sunset Avenue From Rt. 34 to Crowne Paving Monroe Street From Rt. 34 to Crowne Paving William Street From Ryers Lane to Freneau Avenue Paving; Funding provided by NJDOT Daniel Drive From Essie Drive to Union Street Paving Mohawk Drive From Fawn Drive to Indian Trail Paving Ned Drive From Daniel Drive to Marc Drive Hurricane Irene damage to drainage will also be repaired. Hoyt Street From Atlantic Avenue to Johnson Avenue Paving Wykoff Street
Underdrain work along a portion of Wycoff StreetShainy Lane Address ponding on cul-de-sac Stillwell Street Address ponding at end of street Schenck, Woodland & Edgemere
Along Schenck from Woodland Avenue, continuing along Edgemere Drive to Lakeland Road and continuing along Woodland to the intersection of Woodland and Schenck.Curb & driveway apron repairs; NJ Natural Gas will repave this area. Crestwood Road Hurricane Irene storm damage repairs Essie Drive Hurricane Irene damage to drainage to be repaired. Sutton Drive Hurricane Irene damage to drainage to be repaired.