Jackson Receives $209,000 Road Improvement Grant

Photo courtesy Ocean County Authorities

  JACKSON – Drivers will soon have a smoother ride while traveling on certain roads thanks to a $209,000 grant the township has received.

  The municipality recently received the $209,000 award from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, which will be used for pavement, drainage and traffic safety upgrades to Anderson Road, from Cassville Road at Route 571 to Monmouth Road at Route 537. 

  Design work for the 1.6-mile-long roadway project is anticipated to start this summer with construction commencing in the fall. 

  Mayor Michael Reina said, “investing in Jackson Township’s infrastructure remains one of our top priorities. We are pleased to partner with the state Department of Transportation on this initiative, which demonstrates our collective commitment to ensuring that our roads are in top-notch condition.”

  “This latest road improvements project builds on the significant amount of road upgrades we did last year, both on our own and in collaboration with the county,” the mayor added.

  The Township Engineering Department is interested in hearing public input about the Anderson Road improvement project. Send emails for consideration to Township Engineer Stephen Schreiber at engineering@jacksontwpnj.net.

  Jackson Township covers more than 100 square miles and is a growing, suburban community. It is the fourth largest municipality, as measured by area, in New Jersey, and is home to approximately 60,000 residents.