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South Toms River Streetscape Revitalization Funding

Borough of South Toms River, Ocean County, NJ

Like many small coastal New Jersey towns, South Toms River saw significant damage to its infrastructure and business districts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. In particular, businesses along the Route 166 corridor adjacent to the Toms River were flooded, resulting in costly repairs. In light of the damage and nature of this particular area, a streetscape project was appropriate to revitalize the local economy and greatly improve pedestrian safety and aesthetic appeal. Colliers Engineering & Design successfully submitted a grant proposal to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Streetscape Revitalization Program on behalf of the Borough of South Toms River. A grant for the total requested amount of $600,000 was awarded to revitalize the streetscape.

In addition to grant administration, our professionals are provided engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and construction administration for the improvements, which included new sidewalk, curb, driveway aprons, decorative lighting, and street trees along Route 166, stretching from Admiral Avenue to Herflicker Boulevard. The project is expected to transform the area to be more pedestrian-friendly and inviting to residents and visitors alike. These improvements will help the Borough and local economy recover from the impacts of Superstorm Sandy by enhancing the neighborhood’s commercial and mixed-use zones.





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