Thursday, April 20, 2006

Lakewood - News Tidbits 4/20/06

APP: Avoid New Hampshire Avenue next week, if you can. The Police Department has announced a road project that will mill and repave New Hampshire from Cedar Bridge Avenue to Route 88. Work will start at 7 a.m. Monday. Crews will work until 6 p.m. daily and the job is expected to take three days, if the weather is good. Patrolman Robert Redington of Lakewood's Traffic Safety Unit said drivers should expect lane shifts and delays and may want to plan alternate routes. Police will be posted to keep traffic flowing, Redington wrote in an e-mail. Also, businesses in Lakewood Industrial Park should expect Swarthmore Avenue to close temporarily between New Hampshire Avenue and Oberlin Avenue North as that intersection is repaved. That work should be completed by late Monday morning, Redington wrote....... ------------------------------------------------------ APP: The Little League complex along Clifton Avenue is down to its last at-bat.The two fields where Lakewood Little League started have already been replaced by the new John F. Patrick Sports Complex along Vine Avenue. And now, the township has started design work on a plan to transform the roughly four-acre site into what Committeeman Charles Cunliffe called a "Park and Play.''The idea is to create a parking lot for the downtown, but to screen the spaces with landscaping and playground equipment for children.The township could have full design plans by the end of May, said Paul Calabrese, an engineer working on the plan for Birdsall Engineering. There is no construction timeline set for the project.The complex is bound by Clifton and Lexington avenues and Ninth and Tenth streets.......
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