HOWELL – Municipal officials will submit an application to the Monmouth County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and seek funding that would be used to resurface a portion of Havens Bridge Road.
Kathi Novak chairs the CDBG Citizens Committee and made a presentation during the June 11 meeting of the Township Council. Novak said the committee met with Howell officials to discuss several potential projects for the 2019 application.
“After much discussion, the committee determined the resurfacing of Havens Bridge Road would best qualify for funding and therefore would be pursued under this year’s funding request. The project will consist of milling and repaving Havens Bridge Road between Route 524 and the Manasquan River bridge,” Novak said.
Havens Bridge Road is designated as a collector street. A collector street provides a link between residential streets and primary arterial roads.
“This grant application is for about a half-mile (of Havens Bridge Road) and includes a portion adjacent to the Griebling school. The intent of the project is to surface mill the road, repair any failed sub-base and install a 2-inch minimum pavement. Any damaged concrete curb will be replaced as necessary to support the new road,” Novak said.
She said the maximum grant of $200,000 would be requested from Monmouth County.
Jim Herrman, the director of community development, said Havens Bridge Road was repaved from Casino Drive to the Manasquan River bridge several years ago. The current proposal is to repave the road between the bridge and Route 524. He said a gap in a sidewalk may be addressed as part of the work.
“The application (for 2019 funding) will go from us to the county. The county will submit it to the federal government and the federal government has a time frame on when they respond,” Herrman said. “We will have another meeting in the next three weeks to talk about 2020’s project because they want that application by the end of July.”