Colts Neck officials approve plan for capital improvements during 2018

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COLTS NECK – The Township Committee has adopted a bond ordinance that will fund capital improvements across the municipality. Members of the governing body adopted the ordinance on May 9.

The ordinances appropriates $3.912 million for the work and authorizes the issuance of bonds in the amount of $3.752 million. The township will make a down payment of $159,621. The ordinance includes a $210,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation for improvements at Five Points Road.

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Officials have provided $2.1 million for road and intersection improvements throughout Colts Neck. The improvements are divided by intersection repair, milling/paving, cul-de-sac repairs and curbing repairs.

Intersection repairs are as follows: Willow Brook and Cross roads; and Route 537 at Montrose Road, Crusius Place and Bucks Mill Road.

Milling and paving: Cedar Drive from Heyers Mill Road to Bucks Mill Road; Bucks Mill Road from Route 537 to 1,950 feet north; Amsterdam Court; Pheasant Drive; Slope Brook Lane; Stone Hill Road East; Millpond Lane; Provincial Place (entire length); Enclosure East and 100 feet on Enclosure South; and Bluebell Road-Freemont Lane.

Road repairs at the Evergreen Lane, Talleyrand Road and Applethorn Court cul-de-sacs.

Curbing repairs on Highfield Lane; Enclosure South at No. 10 and No. 14; Westgate Court (entire street); and Sycamore Place at No. 4.

Township officials said the list is subject to change.

The bond ordinance notes four additional sections: $560,000 for improvements to Five Points Roads (includes a DOT grant); $354,000 for park improvements; $500,000 for additional capital improvements regarding the construction of the police department/courthouse building; and $398,000 for the acquisition and installation of non-passenger vehicles and equipment for the Department of Public Works.

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