County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
December 17, 2020

County completes in-house
intersection improvement project

FREEHOLD, NJ – On behalf of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone recently announced the completion of an in-house intersection improvement project at County Route 537 (Monmouth Road) and County Route 524 (Stagecoach Road).

“I am excited to announce that the County has successfully completed the intersection improvement project at Monmouth Road and Stagecoach Road, which are both County Routes, located in Freehold and Millstone Townships,” said Freeholder Director Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering. “The newly-aligned intersection was opened to traffic earlier this week and now has improved sight distance and safety for everyone who uses the roads.”

The goal of the intersection improvement project was to enhance the safety on both of the County Routes (CR), where CR 524 previously formed an acute angle at the intersection of CR 537. The project realigned CR 524, forming a 90-degree angle with CR 537 and creating a T-intersection.

“In order to expedite the reconstruction of the intersection, the design, construction and inspection of the improvements were performed by the Department of Public Works and Engineering, which saved the County nearly $350,000,” said Freeholder Director Arnone. “By completing this project in-house, the County avoided delays and costs associated with awarding public contracts. Conducting formal bidding and awarding contracts could have potentially delayed the start of the project until spring 2021.”

In total, the County maintains approximately 1,000 lane miles of roads, 924 bridges and culverts and 239 traffic signals and beacons.

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