County Freeholders Approve $2.5 Million Bill to Widen Lakewood’s Cross Street

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LAKEWOOD-With over expansion from start to finish, including a dense cluster of Yeshiva’s Lakewood’s once country road Cross Street is now a major highway throughout much of the day.

In response, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders has approved a project to widen the road.

“An Ordinance authorizing the Reconstruction and Widening of Cross Street – Phase I (East), located in the Township of Lakewood, in the County of Ocean, State of New Jersey, and appropriating $2,500,000.00 therefor and authorizing the issuance of $2,375,000.00 in Bonds or Bond Anticipation Notes of the County of Ocean to finance the same,” the board stated in their resolution.

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Also approved this week were the following ordinances:

ORDINANCE #2019-14 – An Ordinance authorizing the Reconstruction of New Hampshire Avenue at Chestnut Street and State Route 70, located in the Township of Lakewood, in the County of Ocean, State of New Jersey, and appropriating $1,000,000.00 therefor and authorizing the issuance of $950,000.00 in Bonds or Bond Anticipation Notes of the County of Ocean to finance the same.

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ORDINANCE #2019-17 – An Ordinance authorizing Renovations and Upgrades to the Northern Resource Building located in Lakewood Township, in the County of Ocean, State of New Jersey, and appropriating $2,700,000.00 therefor and authorizing the issuance of $2,565,000.00 in Bonds or Bond Anticipation Notes to finance the same.

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ORDINANCE #2019-16 – An Ordinance authorizing the Reconstruction of Toms River Road (CR 571), South Hope Chapel Road and Freehold Road, located in the Township of Jackson, in the County of Ocean, State of New Jersey, and appropriating $1,100,000.00 therefor and authorizing the issuance of $1,045,000.00 in Bonds or Bond Anticipation Notes of the County of Ocean to finance the same.

ORDINANCE #2019-15 – An Ordinance appropriating the sum of $600,000.00 from the Capital Improvement Fund for the Reconstruction of Princeton Avenue (Brushy Neck Road and Post Road), located in the Township of Brick, in the County of Ocean, State of New Jersey.

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