The project proposes to include pedestrian and bicycle accommodations along Ben Marino Way from the Oceanside Collegiate Academy driveway to the Carolina Park Recreation Facility. Improvements include sidewalk, advisory bike and pedestrian lanes, traffic calming, reduction in speed limit to 20 MPH, and roadway lighting. This project will promote safe bike and pedestrian access. A primary reason for utilizing the advisory bike and pedestrian lanes was the environmental concerns related to installing sidewalk which would require a significant amount of fill in wetland areas. The costs associated with filling and with a boardwalk segment were too great to pursue at this time.
The project has been designed and permitted and is awaiting construction.