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*UPDATE* NOTICE - Closure of Sommers Park, Sewer Authority Construction to Begin

UPDATE February 12, 2024
Sommers Boy Scout Park
Pre-Construction Meeting 2/6/2024

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- 2/6/2024 Meeting Minutes

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January 26, 2024
Sommers Boy Scout Park
Construction Schedule

The Authority’s contractor, Schiavone Construction Co., anticipates mobilizing into Sommers Park on or about January 29, 2024. Once onsite, the Park will be closed for up to two years.

The initial work will involve fencing off the entire Park for safety and security. The benches, flagpole, and monuments by the waterfront will be removed; placed in storage and then re-installed after construction.

There will be site lighting for security purposes, with the site secured each night.

The Contractor will be installing office trailers on site, as well as soil stockpile handling areas. This site preparation work will commence in early February.

There will be no interruption of utility services as the contractor will obtain their own electric and water service. Port-a-Potties will be used on site.

The basic work involves excavating a 40-foot diameter shaft approximately 90 feet deep, and diverting the existing 48 inch sewer pipe into the new 54 inch pipe that will be tunneled under the river from Monmouth Beach. The excavation work and installation of steel sheeting will begin February 19, 2024.

Construction is anticipated to be Monday to Friday; 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, with limited extended hours, and occasional work on Saturday.

The site will be restored and there will be a hatch at grade and a vent pipe above grade in the future. The cinder path will be slightly relocated, near the waterfront, when it is restored. The two trees by the waterfront will be removed and new trees will be planted as part of final restoration. One of the trees will be replanted towards the northwest corner of the site to avoid the new construction. The second tree will be planted as near as possible to its existing location.