Freeholders hold groundbreaking for Sharon Station Road improvement project

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The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the roadway improvement project for Sharon Station Road (County Route 539A) from Allentown-Davis Station Road (County Route 539) to Allentown- Red Valley Road (County Route 526) on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

“Through the collaboration with the township of Upper Freehold, the County will move forward with this road improvement project that will ultimately upgrade the safety along this 1.5 mile long corridor,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering. “Both the County and Upper Freehold saw a need for improvements as Sharon Station Road is a well-traveled road. The safety of motorists who frequently drive this stretch of road is top-priority.”

The project will improve operational safety of Sharon Station Road through the construction of a boulevard style roadway for the 1.5 mile long corridor. Roadway improvements include an upgraded traffic signal at the intersection with Allentown-Red Valley Road, a roundabout at the intersection withAllentown-Davis Station Road and the replacement of three existing County bridges designated as U-34, U-35 and U-94 over Doctors Creek and its streams.

The construction contract was awarded on October 10, 2019 to Lucas Brothers, Incorporated in the amount of $18,519,220.00. The design consultant for this project is Van Cleef Engineering Associates and construction administration and inspections will be completed by Maser Consulting.

Active construction is anticipated to take two years to complete and should commence by the end of 2019.

In total, the County maintains approximately 1,000 lane miles of roads, 980 bridges and culverts and 250 traffic signals and beacons.