Thomas Arnone, the director of the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners, has provided an update on a federally funded construction project that is under way in Freehold Township and Howell.
The project is providing road improvements to Halls Mill Road and Monmouth County Route 524 (Elton-Adelphia Road). The contractor on the job is the Earle Asphalt Company.
Arnone said that “upon completion, the project will have improved almost 2 miles of road, replaced three bridge structures and upgraded three signalized intersections. With the completion of these improvements, construction will advance to the next stage.
“During this next stage, traffic will be shifted to the new alignment of Halls Mill Road from Bridge F-29 on Halls Mill Road to Route 524. There will be one lane of travel in each direction.
“Upon completion of this stage, the project will move into the next stage which will include the activation of the new signal at the intersection of Halls Mill and Three Brooks roads in Freehold Township.
“I am happy to report that despite the pandemic and the winter weather, our contractor, Earle Asphalt Company, has kept this project on schedule and anticipates meeting the completion date of April 2023,” Arnone said.