Ship Bottom Water, Sewer Project Slated for Completion Before Memorial Day Weekend

Apr 25, 2018

The months-long water and sewer project being conducted in Ship Bottom is expected to wrap up before the unofficial start of the summer season next month, according to an official. Councilman Robert Butkus, chairman of the water and sewer committee, said this phase of the project, which began last fall, is slated to be completed by May 22. The work, being overseen by Owen, Little  and Associates of Beachwood, borough engineers, will eventually include all of Central Avenue to 28th Street, he said.

A decision about whether to do a final pave of the impacted roadways, from the Causeway to about 15th and 16th streets as well as 26th Street and some other areas, or just a surface pave until the project is completed hasn’t been made, he said. A final pave, from one end of the roadway to the other in the borough parameter, allows for the seamless paving and protects from water infiltration. The only area to be fully paved is Fifth Street to Barnegat and Shore avenues, Butkus said.

This project is separate from roadwork being conducted on Barnegat Avenue in neighboring Surf City, where drainage, milling, striping and other improvements are currently underway. —G.G.S.

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