Monmouth County government officials and restaurant leaders are exited to welcome residents and tourists in for some summer fun and good eats while also addressing the challenges ahead of the summer of 2021.
The widening of Routes 34 and 537 in Monmouth County as well as updating the traffic signals are just some of the roadwork that has concluded, but the true test of its effectiveness may come around Memorial Day and beyond with more drivers on the road.
As Covid-19 coronavirus cases are going up and vaccines being distributed in the first round, via Phase 1A, there is now an increase in the amount of testing days and hours as well as Monmouth County Commissioners adding a mobile vaccination unit for first responders.
The Monmouth County Department of Planning is now running a public input study called "Monmouth Within Reach" along with the North Jersey Transportation Authority collecting your ideas and putting together a plan to address travel demand.
The true financial impacts of the summer of 2020 at the Jersey Shore won't truly be known until sometime next year but this year saw record beach revenue in Monmouth County despite the restrictions and despite the pandemic.