A Monmouth County road that has been the scene of several fatal accidents over the years may be in line for improvements.
During a meeting on Dec. 19, the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders authorized the submission of an application for federal funding assistance for road improvements and resurfacing on Siloam Road in Freehold Township.
Siloam Road is also known as Route 527 and is a county road. Siloam Road intersects Route 537 in the Smithburg section of Freehold Township. Siloam Road runs south from Route 537 and becomes Cedar Swamp Road at the border of Freehold Township and Jackson.
The funding is being sought under the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s (NJTPA) Fiscal Year 2020 High Risk Rural Road Program, according to a resolution.
According to the resolution, the 2.84-mile stretch of Siloam Road that is being targeted for the improvements is between milepost 19.59 and milepost 22.43.
The conceptual improvements consist of the construction of a high friction pavement surface along existing horizontal curves, and the installation of high visibility striping, center line and edge line rumble strips, raised pavement markers, new signs and drainage improvements.
In the resolution, the freeholders said the proposed conceptual improvements “will enhance side friction at existing horizontal curves and provide positive guidance for vehicles traversing these curves especially during night time, and thereby reduce the potential for single-vehicle crashes.”
According to the resolution, the conceptual improvements are eligible for funding for design and construction under NJTPA’s Fiscal year 2020 High Risk Rural Road Program with no required county match.