RED BANK: TEMPERS BOIL OVER WATER JOB

Neighbors John Shepherd, left, and Charlie Oliver, on the grassy island between East and West Lake roads. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

redbankgreen hot topicThe temporary takeover of a block-long island of grass and trees that spans the Red Bank-Little Silver border has neighbors furious.

Red Bank officials said they had no advance notice of the New Jersey American Water Company project, and only learned last week, months into the project, that it had camped out on borough property.

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RED BANK: WATER SERVICE AFFECTED

After spending much of a cold day fixing a sewer issue on Broad Street, a crew from Red Bank’s big-plumbing-job contractor, Mark Woszcak Mechanical, was called to the scene of a water line break at South Street and Madison Avenue at about 6 p.m. Friday.

Water pressure was expected to be reduced or cut off for several hours in the immediate area for several hours while repairs were made, said Rich Hardy, a supervisor in the borough’s public works department. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: ROAD AND PARK WORK UPDATED

Work underway on East Bergen Place last week. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

A messy road project in Red Bank will cost more and take longer to complete than originally anticipated, officials said last week.

Also, the borough plans to seek $250,000 in Monmouth County funding to cover half the cost of a series of improvements to borough parks.

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RED BANK: WATER LINE BREAKS ON EAST SIDE

A water main break at Harding Road and Spring Street in Red Bank Monday morning. Spring Street was closed between Harding and Elm Place. (Click to enlarge)

Red Bank’s borough government issued a “boil water” alert following a supply line break on the East Side Monday morning.

Public works director Gary Watson tells redbankgreen that a six-inch line, not a 10-inch main, ruptured at Harding Road and Spring Street at about 6 a.m. Water service was shut to two homes on Spring Street and the Manor Drive condominium complex while a contractor makes repairs, expected to be completed by about 3 p.m., he said.

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MIDDLETOWN ROAD REMAINS CLOSED

w-front-120211 West Front Street between Bernard Drive and Shady Oaks Way in Middletown remained closed Friday morning following a reported water main break late Thursday afternoon. A repair crew was on the scene, but no information was immediately available about how long the work might take. (Click to enlarge)

WATER MAIN BREAK SHUTS WEST FRONT

main-breakA motorist navigates a muddy cascade toward a bridge over Jumping Brook following a major water main break on West Front Street in Middletown late Wednesday afternoon. Police were in the process of shutting down the road between Half Mile Road and the Parkway overpass. (Click to enlarge)

PAVERS CAUSE ‘MINOR’ WATER OUTAGE

water-main-120910Pavers laid asphalt around the area of the break while a borough crew sought to repair damage to the water line. (Click to enlarge)

A Red Bank public works crew was on the scene of a water main break at Central Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard late Thursday afternoon.

A crew supervisor said the break, which occurred at about 2:20p, was caused by a paving contractor laying asphalt on Central Avenue.

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