The Stockton Lake Boulevard Paving project is a 0.4 mile long repaving, flood mitigation and drainage improvement project that extends from the intersection of Ocean Ave and North Potter west along Stockton Lake Boulevard to just east of the intersection of Stockton Lake Boulevard and Minerva Avenue.
$455,000 of State NJDOT funding has been secured by Borough for the project
Schedule & Updates:
The following is the latest schedule, which is subject to change based upon material availability and delivery, weather, unforeseen conditions, etc:
Final Punchlist Items: Fall 2019
Christopher Tucker, Project Manager
Corey Germano, Maser Consulting On-site Project Coordinator
Replace Aging Road Infrastructure
Due to age, usage and saltwater exposure Stockton Lake Boulevard has deteriorated and has had many large cracks and holes repaired over the years. This project will result in over 0.4 miles of completely new roadway.
Along with Main Street and Brielle Road, Stockton Lake Boulevard and Ocean Avenue is a primary coastal evacuation route. Due to the low-lying nature of the roads, all three east-west routes currently become submerged during minor coastal flood events.This project includes removing three low spots along Stockton Lake Boulevard by elevating the road centerline to 4.5’ NAVD88. When complete, Stockton Lake Boulevard and Ocean Avenue will be the only east-west route that will be protected up to a moderate coastal flood event.
Along with roadway upgrades, the project provides several drainage improvements that will replace aging infrastructure and allow for more efficient drainage of water. These improvements include adding curb side drop inlets, clearing and replacing clogged or broken pipes, and addition of tide valves to hold back flood waters from Stockton Lake.
This project includes numerous safety upgrades to the road including:
- connecting a patchwork of sidewalks into one continuous east-west pedestrian sidewalk
- providing new traffic markings, including striping, intersection crosswalks, bicycle makings and signage
- providing upgraded protected drainage inlets
- adding ADA compliant sidewalks and ramps
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the project take place?
The following is a tentative schedule, which is subject to change based upon material deliveries, weather, unforeseen conditions, etc:
- Early Oct – Drainage Work
- Late October –Sidewalk / Curbing / Aprons
- Early November – Paving
Who is the Contractor?
Fiore Paving, Oceanport, NJ. Fiore Paving has worked on multiple contracts in Manasquan before including Brielle Road and the 2nd Avenue parking Lot
What can I expect during construction?
Drainage Work Phase (2-3 weeks): Contractor will be installing new inlets and pipe. There are three locations where drainage pipe crosses the road in which we will need to have to close the road while this pipe is replaced.
Sidewalk/curbing/aprons (2-3 weeks): Our on-site inspector will contact you 1-2 weeks prior to this work being performed. He will explain what work is proposed, when it will be done and will coordinate access issues as well as any other impacts that directly affect your property.
Paving (1.5-2 weeks): During this stage, portions of Stockton Lake Boulevard will be closed to accommodate the milling process and paving operations during part of the day as they are working. Residents will have access to their house at the end of each work day as work concludes and we will work to ensure that as much of the road as possible is open during each work day in order to minimize disruptions
Will mail and garbage services be interrupted?
Your mail will come as regularly scheduled. Garbage will also be picked up as scheduled. If the pick-up is missed because of road work, it will be scheduled for the following day and communicated to residents.
Will I be able to access my house?
Yes. During paving operations which is expected to take less than 2 weeks, portions of Stockton Lake Boulevard will be closed to accommodate the milling process and paving operations during part of the day as they are working. Residents will have vehicular access to their house at the end of each work day as work concludes and we will work to ensure that as much of the road as possible is open during each work day in order to minimize disruptions.
I am getting new sidewalks/aprons and or curbing. What will I have to pay?
In accordance with Borough Ordinance 20-3.11, residents will be assessed a pro-rated fee based upon what is currently in place. The assessment fee can be spread out over 3-years.
- For properties with curbs, sidewalks or aprons that are 2-years old or less, there is no charge.
- For properties with curbs, sidewalks or aprons that are in good condition, the property owner shall pay 25% of construction costs.
- For properties with curbs, sidewalks or aprons that are in unsafe condition, the property owner shall pay 50% of construction costs.
- For properties without curbs, sidewalks or aprons, the property owner shall pay 100% of construction costs.
Based upon unit pricing of the municipal contract, the construction costs are as follows:
- Sidewalks: $64.20/Square Yard
- Curbing: $28.62/linear Foot
- Apron: $74.90/Square Yard (approx. $200 if you have an apron and it is being replaced)
Can I have other concrete work done on my property that is not part of the project (Sidewalks, driveways, etc)?
Residents are free to speak with the mason subcontractor and contract directly with them to have work on their property.
When can I drive or walk on a new concrete?
We recommend waiting at least 24 hours before walking on new concrete and 7 days curing time before vehicle traffic on new concrete.
How will the work affect my front yard?
The Borough will restore all properties disturbed during construction prior to completion of the project. The work may include grading work, seeding, and vegetation relocation / replacement, sprinkler relocation / replacement.
Will I have to pay for restoration work on my property?
No, any work undertaken by the Borough to restore property to existing conditions will be borne by the Borough.
What can I expect as to when work will be done on my property?
Our on-site Project Manager Corey Germano will contact you 1-2 weeks prior to this work being performed on your property to explain what work is proposed, when it will be done and will coordinate access issues as well as any other impacts that directly affect your property.
I have construction work ongoing, what should I do?
Any unusual circumstances (large construction/demolition work, landscaping, moving, etc) should be directed to our on-site project manager Corey Germano. Corey will help to coordinate construction activities to minimize any disruptions to the work that you are undertaking.
What can I do to prepare?
If you have a sprinkler system, please have it shut off before work begins on your property. If you will be away for several days, please have the sprinkler shut down before you leave.
Thank you for your patience and consideration during this important project!