Wastewater Force Main Replacement Project Bay Avenue, Ocean City Update #22 - Week of 2/3/20 through 2/7/20

Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority

Wastewater Force Main Replacement Project

Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ

Update #22 - Week 2/3/20 through 2/7/20

Active work:

As of the end of the day Friday (1/31/20), the Contractor's North which is progressing in a southern direction, will have installed PVC pipe, backfilled, and temporary paved to a point directly in front of the CMCMUA's 20th Street Pump Station, which is located on the northeast corner of the 20th Street and Bay Avenue intersection. The contractor's South crew, which is progressing in a Northward direction, will have completed the same work to a point about 180 feet south of 20th Street.

On Monday (2/3/20) the North crew will remobilize on 31st Street, about 150' West of Haven Avenue where they will re-excavate and begin installing the necessary piping connection hardware which will allow the connection of the new PVC pipe to the existing force main. It is expected that this aspect of work will take at least one week. Meanwhile, the south crew will continue in a northward direction until the connection is made at the point that the north crew left off, at the 20th Street Pump Station.

Traffic:

For the weekend (2/1/20 – 2/2/20), Bay Avenue will be open to two lanes of traffic with lane shifts around stored materials and equipment.

On Monday (2/3/20) Bay will be closed from 24th to 14th streets.  Also, 31st Street between Haven and Simpson will be open to local traffic only.

Middle School Activity:

Between 18th and 20th Streets, the traffic patterns and police presence will remain unchanged for next week. That is, the contractor will set up a barricade at a location immediately south of the busport entrance. This will allow school buses to approach the school by driving South on Bay Avenue, and then turn left to enter the busport without conflicting with construction work. Upon exiting the busport, buses would turn right onto Bay Avenue and proceed North on Bay Avenue. A police presence will be maintained at both the intersections of 20th and Bay and 18th and Bay to supplement the efforts of the school crossing guards. The drop off of students from cars along Haven Avenue will remain unchanged.

Scope/Timeline:

Timeline for Force Main Project

Contact Information:
Please refer all inquiries to bayaveforcemain@cmcmua.com
Phone Calls to Josh Palombo, Wastewater Program Manager, CMCMUA (609) 456-9026 

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