The long-in-the-making Sea Bright streetscape project will begin on Monday, Nov. 14.
Temporary "no parking" street signs have been posted along Route 36 to let motorists know the project is upcoming.
The project is funded by a New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) streetscape revitalization program by way of a $1.3 million grant. All the work will be done from the curbs on the east and west sides of the street to the businesses and the borough parking lot from the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge to Beach Street.
The council approved a resolution awarding a bid to LandTek Construction at a cost not to exceed $1,108,996 earlier this year and the New Jersey Department of Transportation recently OK'd the project.
One of the main components of the project are landscaped curb bump-outs that will be created at intersections to shorten the distance for people looking to cross the highway.
Other improvements include:
• Additional benches that will be pinned down
• Decorative street lights
• Way-finding signage
• ADA-compliant ramps
• New concrete sidewalks
• Additional trash receptacles that will be pinned down
• Landscaping and street trees
• Additional crosswalks
The project is expected to take about three months to complete, weather permitting.