Four Lawrence Township streets to get a fresh coat of asphalt


Four Lawrence Township streets will get a fresh coat of asphalt.

The Lawrence Township Council awarded a contract bid of $608,447 to the Richard T. Barrett Paving Co. at its Aug. 23 meeting. The Trenton-based paving contractor came in as the lowest bidder among five bidders for the job.

The streets to be repaved include a portion of Province Line Road, between the Stony Brook bridge and the Princeton border; and Blackwell Road, between Cold Soil Road and the Hopewell Township border.

Teak Lane will be repaved, between Fackler Road and the northern property line of 9 Teak Lane. Bergen Street, between the Lawrenceville-Pennington Road and Craven Lane, also is on the list of streets to be repaved.

The five bids for the road paving project ranged from the Richard T. Barrett Paving Co.’s low bid of $698,447 to Top Line Construction Co.’s high bid of $778,356. The municipal engineer’s estimate for the work was $687,545.

The job calls for removing the top layer of asphalt and applying a new layer of asphalt. Work is expected to begin in September and completed by Oct. 31.

Work is currently under way to repave a section of Cold Soil Road – between Route 206 and Keefe Road – under a separate contract awarded to Meco Inc. by the Council at its June 21 meeting.

The Clarksburg-based contractor was awarded a contract for $761,171 to repave Cold Soil Road. The township received a $550,000 local aid grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation to offset some of the cost.

For that repaving project, the top layer of asphalt is being removed and a new layer of asphalt is being applied. A sidewalk will be installed on the north side of Cold Soil Road, between Route 206 and Bergen Street.