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Construction on Lakewood Ave. Begins Monday

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Construction to replace the water main that runs the length of Lakewood Ave. in Cedar Grove, from Ridge Rd. to Bowden Rd., is scheduled to begin on March 14 according to township officials. 

The project is expected to take four weeks to complete.  Lakewood Avenue is a main pass through street for residents dropping off and picking up from Memorial Middle School on Ridge Rd.  While the road will be open during construction, School Superintendent Michael Fetherman urged parents via email to find alternate routes in order to avoid traffic delays.

Ironically, Lakewood Ave. was discussed at a Town Council staff meeting last month, specifically about speeding in the area and how to address it.  Township Manager Tom Tucci noted the topic of speeding on Lakewood had been brought up before and police had monitored the area.  He agreed to place a speed monitor on the street and see how fast drivers are traveling.

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“We can start with the monitor and see what the results are and if the results prove that there are multiple speeders in the area than we will put a police officer there,” Tucci stated.  “With the water main being replaced, that’s going to slow down the traffic right away, at least for the time being.”

Councilman Peter Tanella asked about the possibility of placing speed bumps on Lakewood to deter speeding. 

“Speed bumps are frowned upon by the insurance community, because they are a bigger liability for the community than then are a help,” Tucci explained.  “ If somebody is going a little fast and they hit the speed bump and go out of control and hit somebody on the sidewalk the town is fully responsible because we put the speed bump there.  We’ve seen these lawsuits already.”

Tucci mentioned rumble strips as a possible alternative, but noted that the noise they make becomes quite a nuisance for residents who are trying to sleep at 2 a.m.   



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