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Ocean County Planning Reconstruction of Portion of Bridge Avenue in Bay Head

Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, N.J., Feb. 2023. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, N.J., Feb. 2023. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

A portion of Bridge Avenue in Bay Head subject to chronic flooding will be reconstructed.

The Ocean County Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance Wednesday to approve a $1,425,000 bond measure that will fund the reconstruction of Bridge Avenue between West Lake Avenue and Club Drive.

The area is located just west of the bridge that crosses the canal between Barnegat Bay and Twilight Lake, which is prone to significant flooding during storm and tidal events, often resulting in the closure of the roadway. The reconstruction of the road will take into account the flooding issues and will be engineered to reduce its impact. There is no construction planned at the site of the bridge itself.

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The project is expected to cost a total of $1.5 million. The project must still be put out to bid, meaning no timetable has been set for the construction.

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