County of Monmouth

For immediate release:
May 14, 2021

Commissioners announce intersection safety improvements at County Route 20 and Main Street in Manasquan

MANASQUAN, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners, in partnership with the Borough of Manasquan, held an intersection improvements dedication ceremony today to announce intersection safety improvements at County Route 20 (South Street/Broad Street) and Main Street.

“I am happy to see these pedestrian and vehicular safety improvements made in this busy downtown intersection,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering. “With the Borough of Manasquan, we have been able to successfully install traffic calming elements and safety improvements to a bustling downtown that has heavy vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. This project makes this area safer for everyone on the roads.”

These intersection improvements include solar powered pedestrian activated flashing beacons, pedestrian bump outs, ADA ramps, resetting of paver sidewalks, curbing, storm drainage, and milling and resurfacing of the entire intersection along with upgraded signing and striping.

“The Borough of Manasquan appreciates Monmouth County's efforts at making the intersection of Broad St., Main St. and South St. safer for pedestrians and motor vehicles. they've made the intersection much more pedestrian friendly and installed traffic calming devices that will improve travel through the intersection," Manasquan Mayor Edward Donovan.

The County constructed the improvements with its in-house work forces and on-call contractors for a total cost of $135,000. The Borough purchased and installed the flashing beacons at the designated school crossing on Main Street and provided police traffic directors during the construction.

In total, the County maintains approximately 1,000 lane miles of roads, 980 bridges and culverts and 250 traffic signals and beacons.

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