Hampton’s summer road resurfacing program will involve more roads than in recent memory.
Council President Victor Son said the township had funds left from last year, so more roads have been added to this year’s schedule.
Three contracts totaling approximately $590,691.65 were awarded last week to two companies: Shields Asphalt Paving Inc. and Youngblood Paving Inc. This is a $200,000 increase over the township’s normal road resurfacing budget.
Shields was awarded a $492,844 contract to begin milling and resurfacing this month on 2.46 miles of road covering Herron Road, Haberlein Road, Banks School Road, Josephine Drive, Arnold Drive, Marie Drive, Hamlet Drive and Leroy Drive.
A second Shields contract worth $42,988.75 will cover resurfacing the municipal building complex and installation of speed humps.
Youngblood was awarded a $54,858.90 contract to install a double seal coat onto 1.99 miles of these roads: East Bardonner Road, Richland Road, Topnick Drive, Turner Road and Community Park Road.
Although Duncan Avenue and Middle Road are county-owned, the township is collaborating on minor fixes.
“We’re working with the county and have been able to get some pothole patching done in the past few weeks,” he said.
Jill Cueni-Cohen, freelance writer: email@example.com.