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Sea Bright Bike Lane, New Parking Plan Delayed

SEA BRIGHT: The borough's restriping plan for Ocean Avenue/Route 36 has been delayed until 2016.

Sea Bright Recovery Manager Steve Nelson said during the March 12 Sea Bright Council workshop meeting that the New Jersey Department Of Transportation (NJDOT) won't be able to begin the work this year because of an ongoing New Jersey American Water water main replacement project which just began and should last for 45-60 days.

"What we did not know until NJDOT told us last week is they have what they call a settlement period of 2-3 months after any work within their jurisdiction is done," Nelson said.

The borough streetscaping plan, which includes curb work, will also delay the project.

"The good news is it's still happening, it's just been delayed until the other work that's going on is finished," Nelson said.

The plan includes a bike lane and back-in, angled parking in the downtown area. The bike lane will be located on both sides of Route 36 between the borough's border with Monmouth Beach and the Highlands bridge. The bike lanes will be 4-feet wide on the north side of the borough, where the road is narrower, and 5 feet everywhere else.

The NJDOT striping plan will not have a cost for the borough.

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