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Water covers the road at Broad Street and Fifth Street in the Toms River portion of Normandy Beach. Flooded roads have become a persistent problem in the neighborhood. (Stacy Georgaklis/Toms River Township)

NJ - Brick, Toms River Team Up For Normandy Beach Street Elevation

A joint services agreement signed by the two towns aims to address some of the issues that cause impassable flooding of roads in the area.

BRICK, NJ — The ongoing issues with flooding in the Normandy Beach area have prompted Brick Township and Toms River to tackle one aspect of the problem together.

The two towns approved a shared services agreement for street elevation work in the flood-prone portions of the neighborhood that spans the two towns.

The agreement includes seeking state funding to elevate Broad Street and 5th Avenue in Toms River, and 6th and 7th avenues in Brick.

"It has gotten to the point that prolonged flooding occurs every month during the full moon and new moon and the residents are understandably upset," Brick Township Mayor John G. Ducey said. "Regardless of the factors causing this flooding, we have an obligation to do what we can to address and mitigate the problem and help protect the quality of life for our residents."

"Normandy Beach is a barrier island neighborhood that spans the border between Brick and Toms River Township, and this project is a great example of two communities coming together to solve a common problem," said Toms River Township Maurice Mayor "Mo" Hill. "While this project will not stop all flooding, such as larger more intense storms like Superstorm Sandy, it will help minimize the frequency and depth of flooding during lesser intense storms and certain high tide events."

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