Ocean County Aims To Make Road Curves Safer

(Photo by Chris Lundy)

OCEAN COUNTY – High friction curve treatments are going to be instituted at several busy roads to improve safety, Ocean County engineer John Ernst said.

High friction curve treatments help tires grip the roadway better and lead to fewer crashes. They will be installed on curves on the following roads:

Lacey and Waretown: Route 532 – Waretown Road and Wells Mills Road

Manchester and Lacey: Route 614 Lacey Road and Lacey Road East

Berkeley: Route 618 Dover Road

Plumsted: Long Swamp Road and Brindletown Road

Toms River: Dock Street

Point Pleasant: River Road and Arnold Avenue

Jackson: Freehold Road

  The ordinance to install these treatments, which would be paid for with $5 million in bonds, was brought up at the most recent Ocean County Freeholders meeting. However, since there were only three Freeholders in attendance, they could not vote on the measure because four members are needed. Therefore, it was held off until the next meeting, on July 19 at 4 p.m.