Howell Sanitary Sewer Main Projects Introduced

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HOWELL – The Howell Township council introduced two ordinances at a recent meeting that would provide for the construction of sanitary sewer mains on sections of Route 9 and Freewood Acres.

The streets to be serviced in Freewood Acres are located on both northbound and southbound sides of Route 9, in between Interstate 195 and Sunnyside Road, according to the ordinance. The township is appropriating $9,258,188 for the Freewood Acres project, $8,795,279 of which will be bonded for.

The area on Route 9 to be serviced is located along the northbound side of Rt. 9, in between West Farms Road and Casino Drive, according to the ordinance. The township is appropriating $3,454,207 for the Route 9 project, $3,281,497 of which will be bonded for.

Herrman said the ordinances “are essentially giving us the authorization to proceed, we have some final details we are working out with (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection) right now.”

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After those details are worked out, the township will be sending the NJDEP a final notice so they can go out to bid on the project, he added. “Assuming we get their approval we could potentially be out to bid by, realistically, June.”

Herrman said we are looking at construction to begin around the fall. “We’ll potentially have our biggest project that we’ve ever undertaken here in Howell when we start.”