TRENTON, NJ - In an effort to improve Routes 35 and 36 in the Hazlet corridor, Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) has announced a beautification project which includes the planting of nearly 85 Okame Cherry, Red Maple, Willow Oak and American Holly trees throughout 11 jughandles, expected to begin as early as next week.

“Improvements to jughandles along Routes 35 and 36 will not only provide a nicer quality of life for the residents of Hazlet but also the thousands of commuters that travel those corridors every day en route to Holmdel, Middletown, Red Bank, Sandy Hook, the shore points and beyond,” said Senator Kyrillos.

“We are thrilled to be part of this project funded by the state. The incredible work of Senator Kyrillos made this possible.  The project will contribute to the safety of our town while adding to Hazlet’s beauty,” said Hazlet Committeewoman Sue Kiley.

The NJDOT Jughandle Landscape Rehabilitation Good Neighbor Project in Hazlet includes the following intersections:

  • Route 35 NB Holmdel Road
  • Rt 35 Hazlet Ave Intersection
  • Rt 35 Bethany Road/Poole Ave Intersection
  • Rt 35 Miller Ave Intersection
  • Rt 36 Vicinity of Middle Road
  • Rt 36 Middle Road Intersection
  • Rt 36 Stone Road Intersection
  • Rt 36 Poole Ave Intersection
  • Rt 36 Seagate Ave Intersection
  • Rt 36 Union Ave Intersection
  • Rt 36 Laurel Ave Intersection

This environmental beautification plan is funded with a $58,310 from the Treasury Good Neighbor Planting Project and not with TTF funding. The funding is an investment in the safety and beautification of the Route 35 and 36 corridors through Hazlet Township.