BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- A revised location for a lacrosse practice wall for Ridge High School was approved at the Jan. 27 Bernards Township Board of Education meeting.

The wall, a gift by the Ridge Lacrosse Boosters group, is now planned for a location behind the Cedar Hill School baseball diamond backstop.

The project, with an estimated cost of $75,000, had been on hold after estimates to build at the initial proposed location were found to be two to three times the original budget, said Board Member Tim Salmon at the Oct. 28 meeting.

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The slope of the targeted area and access to it raised costs, Superintendent Nick Markarian said.

On July 22 the board first accepted the donation, which would be constructed and paid for by Ridge Lacrosse Inc. and Girls Ridge Lacrosse.

The wall was planned for a mutually agreed-upon site first suggested to be built east of the home stands at Lee Field at Ridge High School. The wall is proposed as 30 feet long by 12 feet high and meant for practice on both sides. Engineering costs would be covered by the donation.

The lacrosse boosters must still submit final plans for the wall and its installation for board approval before construction can begin.