Ramsey drivers may soon be in for a major inconvenience thanks to a county roadwork project that borough officials say will likely shut down a busy roadway for several months.
Borough Administrator Bruce Vozeh announced at a recent council meeting that he is continuing to get information from the county about a project they have planned on Lake Street that would shut the road down for five or six months.
The county is planning to replace the bridge and dam near Napolitano’s Pond, Vozeh said.
“It’s a project that they’ve had on their radar for about 10 years…and they need to do the work this year because their permits are expiring,” he said.
Because of that, officials say residents can expect to hear more about the complete road closure and subsequent detours soon, with roadwork starting in either late summer or early fall. Officials estimate the work will take five or six months to complete, with the roadway closed for most of the project.
“It’s a county road, so there’s not much flexibility,” in terms of scheduling, Vozeh said. But, he said he is meeting with county officials to determine what the detour patterns will be.
“It’s a closure on a major roadway, so it will have an impact,” he said. “[But] we are working to mitigate the impact of the detours on local [residential] neighborhoods.”