County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
February 16, 2023

Monmouth County received award for roadway improvements to Halls Mill Road and County Route 524

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners is proud to announce that the County has received the “Leading Capital Construction Project Award” from New Jersey Alliance for Action for the roadway improvements to Halls Mill Road and County Route 524 (Elton-Adelphia Road) in the Townships of Freehold and Howell.

“Monmouth County takes pride in continuing to improve our infrastructure and the Halls Mill Road and County Route 524 roadway improvement project is a prime example of that,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering. “I want to commend the Department of Public Works and Engineering and our contractor, Earle Asphalt Company, for their commitment to keeping motorists safe.”

Monmouth County made improvements to Halls Mill Road to enhance safety, realign the roadway, and improve traffic circulation since the roads were too narrow to accommodate increased traffic volume. Roadway improvements included nearly two miles of roadway realignment and widening, replacement of two bridges, reconstruction of three signalized Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant intersections, construction of three detention/infiltration basins and a bioswale for stormwater runoff, utility relocation and acquisition of 30 land parcels.

Engineering design of this project was performed by T&M Associates. Earle Asphalt Company began construction in April 2020 and staged construction was used throughout the project, reducing the amount of road closures and detours. Under the Construction Administration and Inspection team of HNTB Corporation, the project was substantially completed ahead of a schedule in August 2022 with all traffic movements and operations fully opened to motorists.

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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