Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Crest releases renderings of proposed Pacific Avenue medians

Above: Pacific Ave median from north: An architect’s rendering of proposed medians along Pacific Avenue facing south from Morning Glory Road.

Above: Pacific Avenue median from south: An architect’s rendering of proposed medians along Pacific Avenue facing north from Primrose Road.


The borough of Wildwood Crest has released architect's renderings of the proposed traffic medians that are part of an overall reconstruction project along the northern end of Pacific Avenue.

These colorful, landscaped medians, which will be located in the center of the roadway, will be 12 feet wide and will be constructed with sloped concrete curb, trees, sod, topsoil, and other vegetation and will be irrigated.

Medians will be constructed from Morning Glory Road through Primrose Road.

The area along Pacific Avenue on the north side of Rambler Road in front of the Wildwood Crest Volunteer Fire Company will not have a median in order to allow safe, easy access to the roadway for emergency vehicles.

Upon completion of the project, the entire length of Pacific Avenue in Wildwood Crest, from Cresse at the northern border to Jefferson at the southern border, will be one lane in each direction.

New two-lane driving-lane widths from Morning Glory Road to Rambler Road will be 15 to 16 feet. Current four-lane driving-lane widths along the north end of Pacific Avenue are 11 feet. Parking lanes at the curbs will be eight to nine feet, same as the existing width.

Median construction costs are estimated to be $465,000, or approximately 18 percent of the estimated total project cost of $2.5 million.

The Pacific Avenue reconstruction project also includes utility improvements consisting of the replacement of sewer mains and gas, water and storm drainage lines; road resurfacing; and concrete work. The project was approved by ordinance by the Wildwood Crest Board of Commissioners at its regular bimonthly meeting on October 7.

The street construction project is scheduled to begin in early December and is expected to be complete in May, in time for the 2016 summer season.

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