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Lake Street Roadwork Could Cause Six-Month Closure

Borough officials say they do not have a lot of pull over the scheduling of the county project, which will start as early as this summer.

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.”

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Joe Melso June 06, 2013 at 05:05 PM
The county can find the money to repair lake st and the dam but cant find a way to fix the drainage problem on east crescent at the bottom of biscayne. Crescent Hollow residents are living in a non flood, flood zone. Come to see it when it rains

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