Carteret Awards Contract For $2.8 Million In Street Improvements

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Dan Reiman

CARTERET — Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and Councilman Jorge Diaz, Finance Chair, have announced that a contract has been awarded to S. Brothers General Contracting of South River for street improvements in the Tennyson Estates and Chrome neighborhoods.

The Tennyson Estates project area will consist of Whitman Street, Patrick Street, Sunset Court, Tennyson Street, Charlotte Street, Holmes Street, Lexington Avenue, and Longview Terrace, for a total of $1,700,000 in repairs, to be funded through the borough’s Capital Improvement Fund.

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Improvements will include concrete curb and gutter installation throughout the project area along with pavement reconstruction along the curb line and an asphalt overlay. Also to be included are new driveway aprons with new handicapped ramps and sidewalk where necessary. Improved drainage will be made possible through stormwater and sanitary sewer system upgrades.

Chrome’s project area includes Larch Street, Essex Street, Union Street, Bergen Street, Terminal Avenue, Pershing Avenue, Salem Avenue, McKinley Avenue, and Arthur Avenue, for a total of $900,000 to be provided through the Carteret Redevelopment Agency (CARA). Improvements will include the milling and asphalt overlay of the roads indicated including storm sewer upgrades, concrete sidewalk, granite block curb and concrete curb improvements.

Both projects are expected to be completed by early 2011.

These areas are among many local roads to receive upgrades in the last few years. Damaged and well-traveled streets in Carteret have been target areas in a selection process that has accounted for over $2 million in improvements since 2007 alone.

Reiman said, “We’ve been looking to the future with many of our capital improvement projects, identifying areas in need and providing comprehensive repairs and enhancements that will last us many years.”

“Protecting public safety is the highest priority and preserving the Borough’s investment in its road system is highly cost-effective. These are the types of projects that help boost the local economy by creating jobs while investing in our infrastructure,” said Diaz.


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