200px-Wildwood_Crest_archThe Borough of Wildwood Crest has moved forward with the second phase of its west side drainage improvement project. This work includes various drainage improvements on portions of New Jersey Avenue between Jefferson and Trenton avenues, on Washington Avenue between Bayview Drive and New Jersey Avenue and on Bayview Drive between Washington and Trenton avenues.

The work will continue into May and is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day, weather permitting.

The project is being completed by Lewandowski Construction Industries of Waterford, New Jersey under the supervision of borough engineers, Van Note-Harvey Associates.

The drainage improvement work includes the replacement of the primary bayfront storm water outfall line. In addition, various storm water interconnects into the outfall line are being replaced and all lines are being increased in size in order to provide the necessary capacity for the drainage area.

As part of this project, the intersection of Newark Avenue and Bayview Drive will have storm water improvements installed and connected to the Washington Avenue outfall line in order to eliminate standing water issues at this intersection.

The project includes the reconstruction of curbs, sidewalks and driveway aprons, as well as reconstruction of all roadways disturbed by the work. The improvements in the roadways require the implementation of road closures and a traffic detour, most notably along New Jersey Avenue near the Crest Memorial Elementary School. The work has been coordinated with the school and the borough’s police department to accommodate school traffic.

Work has commenced on New Jersey Avenue at Washington Avenue. Following completion of the work on New Jersey Avenue, the contractor will proceed westerly from New Jersey Avenue through the public works complex. The work on Bayview Drive will then follow the work through the public works complex. The borough understands the improvements result in a temporary inconvenience to property owners in the area and to motorists. However, for the safety of everyone the borough requests motorists strictly adhere to detours in place.

Detours on New Jersey Avenue will be in place when actual work within the New Jersey Avenue right-of-way is occurring.

Questions and concerns about the project should be directed to Jim Verna at the borough engineer’s office at (609) 465-2600 or jverna@vannoteharvey.com.

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