Fair Haven, Little Silver and Red Bank project completed 

RED BANK, NJ – With the flip of a switch, the long awaited traffic light at the intersection of Harding Road (County Route 34) and Prospect Avenue in the Boroughs of Fair Haven, Little Silver, and Red Bank was made operational.

County and local officials were on hand to dedicate the newly completed project which involved road widening of Harding Road to accommodate dedicated left turn lanes onto Prospect Avenue and the installation of a fully-actuated traffic signal.

“This project continues the county’s efforts to improve its roads and intersections,” Freeholder Deputy Director John P. Curley at the event. “This particular project is the result of three towns working with the county to improve public safety in the area.”

The construction work included new corner curb cut backs at the intersection to improve vehicular turning movements, the installation of push button activated pedestrian crossing signals and cross walks.

A new, pole mounted traffic signal replaces a span wire intersection flashing beacon at the busy intersection that connects the three towns.

“This is an LED traffic light that costs less to operate and is eco-friendly,” Freeholder Amy A. Mallet said. “This set-up also has an eight hour battery back-up that will keep the intersection operational in the event of a power outage. It is a great improvement for the residents of these towns.”

“The project greatly improves the safety of the traveling public by improving a heavily traveled intersection,” said John W. Tobia, the county’s Director of Public Works and Engineering. “As the levels of traffic continue to increase, the county’s work will provide safer passage for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles. This intersection improvement project addressed multiple needs.”

The project was designed and inspected with personnel from the Monmouth County Public Works & Engineering Department. The project was constructed by DeFino Contracting Company, Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey at a total contract cost of $445,620.00.