Tinton Falls Forging Ahead With Road Program

Council introduced a $1.9 million bond ordinance for project


The Tinton Falls Council has decided to move ahead with its .

The council introduced a $1.9 million bond ordinance during Tuesday night's meeting.

While the total cost of the project is $1.9 million, there are funds available that will help lower the amount that would be bonded for the project.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) awarded the borough $225,000 for the Heritage Boulevard Phase II project.

There is about $300,000 available from the 2010 road program bond ordinance, $100,000 from the 2012 budget line item and $25,000 available from the borough's Sidewalk Trust Account.

Therefore, the issuance of new bonds would be about $990,234 for the 2012 road program.

The following projects will be part of the 2012 road program:

• Heritage Boulevard - Phase II: Roslyn Drive to Asbury Avenue

• Reeds Road: Entire Length

• Riveredge Road - Phase III: Avalon Drive to Glenwood Drive

• Palomino Place: Entire Length

• Clydesdale Court: Entire Length

• Pinebrook Road: Hamilton Road to Wayside Road

• Rutgers Drive Draining Repairs (Road would be repaved as well)

• Essex Road Sidewalk Installation

• Pinebrook Road Sidewalk Installation

The program will also include the paving of almost two centerline miles of local roads in 2012.

Councilwoman Nancy Fama was the only councilmember who did not vote to introduce the ordinance. In the past, Councilwoman Fama has stated that she felt the project is too expensive.

If the council approves the ordinance at the next meeting, scheduled for June 19, the project could start by early September.

To see the 2012 road program slideshow presented to the council last month, click here.


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