Work to complete busy intersection will continue

COLTS NECK, NJ – A new roundabout at the intersection of Crine (County Route 4), Dutch Lane (County Route 46) and Heulitt roads opened to traffic at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29.

“This long-awaited project is a welcome improvement to this challenging and busy intersection,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to Public Works and Engineering. “We appreciate the continued patience of Colts Neck residents and the motoring public as the contractor works to wrap –up the roundabout project.”

The roundabout will remain open throughout the completion of the project, which includes the installation of lighting and additional enhancements.

“I am so pleased that the roundabout is open for use and I am reminded that this project has been a long time in the making,” Freeholder Lillian G. Burry said. “When this intersection study began in 2008, I asked the county engineer to look at what improvements could be made, but to keep in mind that any changes must meet the design objectives of a designated scenic road.”

Crine Road was been identified as a scenic road in ‘The Monmouth County Scenic Roadway Plan,’ adopted by the County’s Planning Board in 2001.

Responding to a request by Colts Neck officials, Monmouth County engineers studied the traffic patterns and alignment of Crine Road, where it intersects Dutch Lane Road and Heulitt Road, to see what can be done to improve safety at the intersection.

The work is being performed by Earle Asphalt Company of Farmingdale. A contract in the amount of $1,256,313 was awarded by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders in July 2014.