The Borough of Avalon will receive $195,000 in state funding to reconstruct 34th Street between Ocean Drive and Dune Drive. Borough officials received confirmation of the funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation on Tuesday, February 1, 2011.
“This grant is good news for Avalon”, said Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi. “The Borough will get a new street at no expense to taxpayers. This construction project will not only result in a smooth driving surface on 34th Street but will also include an underground drain system that will allow groundwater to drain from the curb lawn area during a period of high groundwater”.
The reconstruction of this deteriorated section of roadway will greatly improve this access route to the Borough’s public beach, to the public bulkhead along the bay, and to the southern end of the business district at 33rd Street and Dune Drive. The project will provide significant improvements to pedestrian and vehicular safety in this area as damaged pavement, sidewalks, driveway aprons, and curb will be replaced. The improvements will also include the installation of handicapped ramps and crosswalks, both designed to enhance public safety.