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Friday, April 11, 2003

Ventnor Avenue Resurfacing to begin April 21

Ventnor Avenue is getting a makeover. Thanks to an intergovernmental agreement between Atlantic County and the City of Ventnor, the entire length of the road located within Ventnor's city limits will be resurfaced. The project is expected to begin on Monday, April 21.

County Executive Dennis Levinson and Ventnor City Mayor Tim Kreischer expressed their pleasure with the cooperative project. "Joint projects such as these save our taxpayers the unnecessary expense of duplicated engineering and administrative services," stated Levinson, "and make the most of our combined resources."

"Working together also helps ensure a well-coordinated project," added Kreischer. "We are happy to have the county's support." Jurisdiction for Ventnor Avenue is divided between the two governing bodies. The city is responsible for the section from Jackson Avenue to Dorset Avenue while the county is responsible for Dorset Avenue to Fredericksburg Avenue.

A contract for $316,600 was awarded late last year to A.E. Stone of Pleasantville as the low bidder, but the start date was dependent upon conducive weather conditions. The City of Ventnor will contribute $140,483 through state aid funds and the county will provide the balance of $176,117 from its $10 million infrastructure bond.

Work will begin at Jackson Avenue with the milling of the outside lane, bay side, of Ventnor Avenue and proceed south to Fredericksburg Avenue. At that point milling operations will be switched to the outside lane, ocean side, and proceed north back to Jackson Avenue. Parking restrictions will be in effect as needed. Once the outside lanes are paved the same procedure will be repeated for the travel lanes. NJ Transit buses will be rerouted to Atlantic Avenue during this time. All other vehicular traffic, however, will be maintained on Ventnor Avenue by alternating lanes of traffic. The project is expected to be completed in 30 days.

For more information, please contact Glen Mawby, Intergovernmental Liaison, at 343-2229.

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