Construction Updates

Important Information

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) of pipe at the east end of Crooked Lake has begun. Last week, the drilling subcontractor set up on-site to begin directional drilling from Crooked Lake to the proposed filter station.

This week, they anticipate installing the 12-inch pipe:

  • Monday, they completed the pilot hole.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, they anticipate digging the exit hole and reaming out the borehole to make room for the pipe.
  • Friday morning, they will pull the pipe through the borehole.


Thank you for your patience as the Crooked Lake ramp will be used for about 15 minutes sometime between 7-9am on Friday, September 15 to float the pipe onto the lake and to the project site. The pipe will continue to be floated on Friday until it is fully installed. The contractor will properly flag and monitor its location to ensure no conflicts with boating traffic.

This Week:

  • Dean’s Excavating began water main construction along Summit Avenue at 11 Mile Road.
  • The water main was installed across Summit Avenue, just north of 11 Mile Road, and water main construction continued north along the west side of the road.
  • Summit Avenue is closed to thru traffic, open to local traffic only, and will remain closed throughout October. The posted detour route is Wolven Avenue to the west.


Next Week:

  • Dean’s will continue installing water main to the north along the west side of Summit Avenue.
  • There may be periods of the day where your driveway is temporarily impacted by water main construction. Dean’s will work with you to avoid any conflicts with access and restore your driveway with gravel as soon as possible.

This Week:

  • Montgomery Excavating worked on water service installation on Rogue Lane and ran into some difficulty missiling the services under the road because of the rocky soils. They will try again next week with a horizontal directional drill.
  • Montgomery Excavating worked on final restoration along Laurentian and Childsdale.


Next Week:

  • Montgomery will complete the water main tie-ins to the existing water main on Rogue River Road (Pvt.) and at Coventry Woods on Monday pending passing test results today.
  • Montgomery will complete water service stubs installations along Rogue Lane and Rogue River Road (Pvt.).
  • Montgomery will complete final restoration along Rogue Ridge, Laurentian, and Childsdale.
  • Montgomery will begin to rebuild the portions of private road that were impacted on Rogue River (Pvt.) and Rogue Lane. A paving date has not been set yet.


Please contact any project representative if you have questions or concerns.

This Week:

  • B&L Excavation completed water main installation on Freska Pines and pressure tested the pipe to confirm there are no leaks.
  • Black Gold placed the top layer of asphalt on Wateredge.
  • B&L Excavation worked on cleanup along Freska Pines.


Next Week:

  • B&L Excavation will complete disinfection testing on the Freska Pines water main and install water service stubs end of the week pending passing test results.
  • B&L Excavation will work on final lawn and driveway restoration on Wateredge.
  • B&L Excavation has a mill scheduled to mill off the asphalt on Freska Lake from the island to the south on Friday (9/15).
  • B&L Excavation may start water main construction on Freska Lake end of next week. If not next week, water main construction will start the week of September 18.


Please contact any project representative if you have questions or concerns.


Construction has started! Please use caution while driving through the work zone.

Look for daily traffic shifts as the pipe crew continues moving east down Colby Street toward Whitehall Road.


Work completed/in progress:

  • Installed traffic control within Colby Street and removed pavement with the work area.
  • Staged pipe materials and equipment along Colby Street.
  • Began pit construction for trenchless casing installation beneath Colby Street at Peterson Road.
  • Began pipe fusing and pipe installation within Colby Street. Pipe installation will begin at Peterson and progress east toward Whitehall Road.


Anticipated work activities for the coming week:

  • Install trenchless casing beneath Colby Street at Peterson and continue pipe installation within Colby Street.

Progress Report:

  • Underground Completion: We are pleased to report that all underground utility work on the project is now complete! This is a major milestone allowing everyone to focus remaining efforts on completion of the streets, sidewalk, driveways, and other surface work.
  • Lincoln Street: The focus next week will continue to be on concrete work. Curb and gutter that was constructed out of compliance with project specifications is being removed. We are anticipating several days of concrete pouring with significant progress toward completion of remaining concrete work next week.
  • Maple, Fremont, and Courtland Streets: Various work with manhole covers, sidewalks, and miscellaneous items remain to be completed. We are eager to see remaining miscellaneous items completed in anticipation of top course pavement in the street and project completion.

The focus this week continued to be on placing sanitary sewer main for Phase I on Griswold Street. The focus next week will be on finishing the sanitary sewer outlined in Phase 1, as well as curb infill and road rebuild.


Work Completed Last Week

  • The Contractor continued placing sanitary sewer main on Griswold Street for Phase 1.
  • The Contractor placed aggregate base in preparation for asphalt up to the Ocean County Services building.


Anticipated Work This Week

  • The Contractor will finish placing sanitary sewer mainline and sanitary sewer manholes outlined for Phase I.
  • The Contractor will begin concrete curb infill and road rebuild on Griswold Street for Phase 1.

This week, work continued clearing topsoil for the path and has started to place the gravel base on Whitneyville Road. In addition, crews started work on the large retaining wall.

Next week should be a continuation of work on Whitneyville Road: clearing, placing gravel and finishing the wall.

Last week, work on Airway Street was pretty much wrapped up with hydroseeding completed. The remaining work on Airway is at the KIA Dealership as the contractor is waiting for the sprinkler system to be relocated out of the right of way. As soon as this is complete, Al’s Excavting can return and finish up this section as well.

On Jericho Avenue, Al’s Excavating continues to work hard on the final retaining wall and placing the gravel base from Kroes Street to Peter Creek Drive. They hope to be ready to pave this section by the end of the week. In addition, next week crews will move to the north side of the project where they will start work on the storm sewer north of the Rogue River.

This week all work was focused on Phase III with primary work on storm sewer. All water main and sanitary sewer is now complete! Note that a single lane road closure will be implemented on West bound Laketon Avenue starting September 12 which will be in place for the remainder of the project.


Work Completed This Week

  • Completed sanitary sewer sewers on phase III.
  • Worked on storm sewer on phase III, storm is 90% complete.
  • Completed all remaining water services.


Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Complete storm sewer on phase III.
  • Start grading road and sidewalk for phase III.