Cyclists will soon gain a new recreational bikeway in the township after East Brunswick was awarded a $400,000 federal grant last month, according to the Sentinel.
The bikeway will run from the Crystal Springs Aquatic Center to the Community Arts Center, according to the report.
“This project has been in the planning stage for years, so we’re pleased to add a recreational venue for our residents,” Mayor David Stahl told the Sentinel.
The report stated that because the bikeway will stretch over the Ireland Brook wetlands, the project will require approval from the Department of Environmental Protection.
The new path will add to the expanded recreational options at Crystal Springs. Phase one of a two-part upgrade plan for the park includes a new "speed" water slide, reconstruction of the existing water slide tower, and a spray park and sitting area near the kiddie pool.
Phase two of the upgrades will include the construction of a new building for offices, locker rooms and bathrooms to replace the existing structure.
In total, both phases of the upgrade plan are expected to cost between $2.5 million to $3 million. Because Crystal Springs is funded by membership fees, the improvements will not have any impact on taxpayers or the municipal budget.