The Ocean County awarded a contract for safety improvements for the corner Ridge & New Hampshire Ave. New Hampshire Ave will receive properly paved right and left turning lanes. Ridge Ave will be widened westbound to accommodate a dedicated left turning lane, plus a straight lane, and the eastbound lane will be narrowed to one lane.
New crosswalks will be painted and, although the crosswalk signs will only turn on when activated by a pedestrian, on Shabbos the crosswalk sign will activate automatically.
This project was awarded to Karka Construction, for $838,235.35. This is a lot of money for a minor improvement at Ridge and New Hampshire….
Now, who is Karka Construction? An unknown entity who has been officially in business for at least 7 months, has a PO Box as an address and never found the time to register with the state of NJ.
Who in the county is pushing for this shady deal????