🚧 Monmouth County receives funding to improve county roads

🚧 Towns including Manalapan, Long Branch, and Millstone will see work done

🚧 In addition to the roads themselves, upgrades will be elsewhere too

There are road improvements coming to several areas of Monmouth County that will help drivers through the course of the year and beyond.

Monmouth County Commissioners have announced that they've received funding for projects by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority via the Fiscal Year 2022 Local Safety Program and the NJTPA Fiscal Year 2022 High Risk Rural Roads Program.

The ultimate goal is to improve county roads.

There will be several Monmouth County roads that will be addressed.

Some of the funding will go towards improving Monmouth Road (Route 537) between Burnt Tavern Road and Anderson Road and Allyson Road in Millstone Township -- a $2.95-million project that include adding a two-lane roundabout, widening of the roads as well as improving traffic signals and crosswalks.

Then, there will be a project done to improve Route 25/Cedar Avenue between Norwood Avenue and Ocean Avenue in Long Branch -- a project that'll cost $4.7-million and improve 15 intersections overall in the area.

Some of those improvements include pedestrian and traffic signal upgrades as well as buffered bike lanes, dedicated left turn lanes, and crosswalks that drivers and pedestrians can see better.

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Welcome to Long Branch sign (Google Street View)

There are other areas of Monmouth County being addressed as well.

You will see improvements to roads done on Route 539 (Allentown-Davis Station Road/Forked River Road) between Route 27 (Arneytown-Hornerstown Road) and High Street in Upper Freehold Township -- a project that costs $9.44-million.

Then, you'll see work being done along Route 526 (Allentown-Red Balley Road/Trenton-Lakewood Road) between Sharon Station Road and an I-195 underpass in Millstone and Upper Freehold -- a project that costs $5.95-million.

Along with those improvements, you'll see work done along Route 527 (Iron Ore Road/High Bridge Road) between Iron Ore Road/Indian Path and Woodruff Court in Manalapan -- a project that costs $4.78-million.

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In each of these last three projects, you'll see road surfaces being upgrades along with updated signs and pavement markings and improvement to the drainage systems.

“Monmouth County is excited to receive approval for the NJTPA Local Safety Program and the 2022 High Risk Rural Roads Program,” Monmouth County Commissioner Director Tom Arnone said in a written statement. “Project funding through partners like NJTPA minimizes the financial impact on County taxpayers while supporting our goal of keeping our roads safe for our travelers. We thank NJTPA for their continued support.”

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