HAZLET – The Township Committee has approved $3 million to be spent on repaving well-worn Fleetwood Drive and other nearby streets, as part of a recent $5.9 million bond ordinance.
The roads to be transformed are Dartmouth Drive, Cornell Drive, Duke Lane, Georgetown Lane, Colgate Court and Fleetwood Drive, which run between Route 35 and Middle Road.
“We may be able to get to them this fall. If not, by the spring,” said Dennis Pino, township administrator. With the money in place, the township will now draw up design specifications and put the project out to bid.
The township’s long-range comprehensive plan to restore its 110 worst roadways was launched in 2018 and will take at least five years to complete. The roadway restoration program is described on the township website, but can be subject to changes depending on the most efficient way to coordinate with an ongoing NJNG gas line repair project.
There is ongoing work to rate street conditions based on field analysis by T&M Engineering.
The township has also invested in a new technology called Roadbotics that uses autonomous vehicle sensorsto evaluate pavement conditions. A human-driven car outfitted with a camera will begin circulating neighborhoods in the fall to take photos of roadways in 10-foot intervals.