Palmer Avenue (CR 7) to close for improvements
Improvements to be made from State Route 35
to Palmer Square Condominium complex
HOLMDEL, NJ – For so many residents and travel let’s along one stretch of local roadway, a collective sigh of relief.
Palmer Avenue (County Route 7), from the Target driveway to Clubhouse Drive, will be fully closed to all traffic on Monday, July 15 and will remain closed until September according to the county.
Area residents have long expressed concerns for the roadway and the incessant flooding experienced during weather events. Based on information released by the county, the concerns are finally being addressed.
All work is anticipated to be completed by Sept. 20.
“Due to frequent roadway flooding along this section of Palmer Avenue, the County and Holmdel Township saw it necessary to move forward with this joint project,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering. “The project will include drainage and roadway improvements along this section of the road so motorists can travel safely during inclement weather.”
The Target parking lot and Clubhouse Drive will remain accessible during the roadway improvements. Middlewood Road will not be open to Palmer Avenue. Middlewood Road can be reached through Clubhouse Drive.
Local traffic will be allowed from State Route 35 to the Target driveway and for commercial properties on the west side of Palmer Avenue. Middle Road (County Road 516) to Clubhouse Drive will be open to motorists as well.
The project construction contract was awarded to Berto Construction, Inc. at a cost of $775,057 on June 13 at the Freeholder workshop meeting.
The County maintains about 1,000 lane miles of roads, 35 building complexes and the Belford Ferry Terminal along with assisting municipalities.