$733K of fixes to Spotswood, Ellingham avenues to start this summer

BY Christopher Lang, Correspondent, @topherlang2 | MonroeNow | Jul 13, 2018

MONROE – More than $730,000 of improvements to Spotswood and Ellingham avenues are expected to begin at some point this summer, the township engineer said this week.

The road project will focus on the portion between Erickson and 10th avenues, said Mark Rasimowicz, the township engineer. If weather does not impact the schedule, he said the project should finish by spring 2019.

“There may be some limited and intermittent road closures throughout the project, anywhere within the perimeters of work,” he said.

The project will include reconstructing 3/4 of a mile of roadway, including curb installing, ADA compliant ramps, draining inlets, milling, new paving and striping.

Almost half of the funding will come from a $300,000 New Jersey Department of Transportation grant awarded to the township in 2016. The $733,855 project was awarded to Seacoast Construction Inc., of East Brunswick. The township will cover the remaining $433,855.

The engineer said this project has been on the radar since 2015.

“Throughout this time frame, the road has been drivable and safe for pedestrian use,” Rasimowicz said. “But we’re making upgrades and installations to aging infrastructure caused over time by the elements and general wear and tear.”