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Crosswalks are redone with red bricks at three intersections in O.C.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 11:43 am

OCEAN CITY – Asbury Avenues streets and sidewalks are receiving a facelift, thanks to new red brick pavers at crosswalks and new reconstructed sidewalks. 

Hackney Concrete, Inc. of Atlantic City received a $318,700 contract for project, which removed painted-on crosswalks at the intersections at Eighth, Ninth and Tenth streets. 

In addition to the installation of red brick crosswalks, the city is replacing the curb ends and removing memorial pavers. 

The pavers, viewed as potential tripping hazards by some, will be reinstalled in a courtyard between City Hall and Yianni’s Café. 

City Public Information Officer Doug Bergen said the work is part of a sidewalk improvement program along Asbury Avenue. Uneven sidewalks that were a “sort of a mish-mash” are completely being redone, according to Bergen.

“The ultimate goal is to replace the pavers that are creating the hazard all along downtown Asbury but to all of the sidewalks,” Bergen said. 

Work along Asbury Avenue is scheduled for completion before the Saturday, May 5 Spring Block Party.

 “We’re doing this for beautification and downtown improvements along the sidewalks for safety. Ironically, the pavers there were sinking and creating a tripping hazard,” Bergen said.

 

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