Things have been pretty busy in Brick over the past year or so, with at least half a dozen high profile construction projects in the works.

From the Lidl project at the Riverwalk at Brick, to the first Royal Farms at the Jersey Shore, plus the long awaited rehab of the former PathMark at Laurel Square, and no fewer than two new Wawa projects, suffice to say that things have been busy in the township.

Things were moving along at a rapid pace, too.

Then, COVID-19 happened.

That's not to say that these businesses won't be built, but reports are saying that some have at least been pushed back or paused altogether.

According to Jersey Shore Online, movement on at least two of the big projects has slowed down due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

In a Monday story, a township official was quoted as saying that at least one of the Wawa projects, the one that will pair the gas station and convenience store with a Panera restaurant at Duquesne Blvd and Route 70, "is halted as they are awaiting their DOT permits", a process that has been slowed due to pandemic furloughs at the agency.

Another project that has been a long time in the making is the one at the site of the former Foodtown at Route 70 and Brick Boulevard.

Another Brick Township official told the outlet that process has also been slowed, a situation that, " likely delayed due to the furlough of state employees."

We'll be sure to keep an eye on all of the projects and continue to update you on their progress!


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