Ortley Beach Streetscape Webinar. Saturday, November 21st

Webinar presentation of the Ortley Beach Streetscapes Project

We encourage our Community and Business Members and join us for a online presentation of the Streetscape project.

Saturday, November 21, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This presentation will be your opportunity to review the preliminary maps and to ask questions and make comments about the plan. Below the official announcement is the link for the online Webinar

Ortley Beach Streetscape and Gateway

Transportation Alternatives Design Assistance Program (TAP)

Toms River Township, Ocean County, NJ Preliminary Engineering Phase Virtual Public Information Center

Toms River Township will hold a Public Information Center (PIC) to provide local residents and businesses with information on the Ortley Beach Streetscape and Gateway project. You are encouraged to actively participate by providing comments at the meeting, by mail, or by e-mail.

THE MEETING

The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for input on the streetscape project.

You will have an opportunity to review exhibits, ask questions and discuss any concerns. Property owners with rental units are advised that tenants are also invited and encouraged to participate. If you are unable to participate or want to provide comments after the meeting, please visit the Township’s website for information about the project and provide comments by December 6, 2020. Toms River Website

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The purpose of this project is streetscape enhancements, including plantings, pedestrian lighting, street furniture, signage, etc. along Route 35 Northbound and gateway treatments at key entrances to Ortley Beach.

The intent of the project is to beautify the area, promote economic revitalization, and expand the business district and continued recovery following Super Storm Sandy.

The project Design and Construction cost is funded by federal funds through a Transportation Alternatives Design Assistance Program (TA- 2016) administrated through NJDOT Division of Local Aid.

PROPOSED PROJECT LIMITS

Gateway Signage: o Northern end of Ocean County Route 629 Bay Boulevard (near Haag Avenue) o Southern end of Ocean County Route 629 Bay Boulevard (near Tunney Avenue) o Southern end of Route 35 NB (near West Colony Road) o Southern end of Route 35 NB (near Surf Road) o Northern end of Route 35 NB (near First Avenue) o Northern end of Route 35 SB (near First Avenue)

Streetscape Improvements: o Route 35 NB – MP 3.36 to MP 4.35, from Colony Road to north of First Avenue

ANTICIPATED PROJECT SCHEDULE:

Preliminary Engineering Phase (Completion: Feb. 2021)

Final Design Phase (Completion: Sept. 2021)

Construction (Start: 2022)



For further information, please contact: David Glynn Roberts, AICP/PP, LLA Township Planner, Toms River Township 33 Washington Street PO Box 728 Toms River, NJ 08754-0728 (732)-341-1000, ext. 8354 or email: droberts@tomsrivertownship.com

Webinar Streetscape Meeting Link: Webinar Link