“This project has been a priority for the Township for year, now we have full funding to complete these needed improvements,” Mayor Tom Kelaher said. “Toms River was the only community in New Jersey to receive a BUILD grant”.
This project's goal is to improve traffic circulation, reduce the number of turning movements at intersections, add pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, improve traffic movement and reduce the number of accidents.
Herflicker Boulevard will be elevated to limit flooding and so it can be used as an evacuation route during flood events.
"We're going to raise it about 2-3 feet and it will act as a dam," Kelaher said.