Img_3167Contractors at work on the dock Monday afternoon.

The long-awaited renovation of the Fair Haven municipal dock is finally underway. And the timing… well, it could be better.

The $200,000 project, being handled by contractor Bird Construction, calls for replacement of the decking with a Trex recycled plastic surface, new railings and benches, lamps and a bait-cutting station. New landscaping, benches and a bike rack will be installed at the dock’s entrance, at the north end of Fair Haven Road.

The work is expected to be completed in mid-to-late August, says Borough Administrator Mary Howell.

Mayor Mike Halfacre tells redbankgreen he’s only had two complaints about the scheduling of the project so far. But of course that was before the arrival of the dolphins in this part of the Navesink River.

“I am not happy the dock work is going this far into the summer,” he tells us via email, “but we
were kind of stuck with it.”

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