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Projects Underway In Ocean City For 2024

Projects Underway In Ocean City For 2024

Veronica Flesher, Patch Staff

As we settle in to 2024, there are several road and infrastructure projects underway in Ocean City. Mayor Jay Gillian outlined these projects in his weekly mayor’s update shared Friday. Three projects are underway on West Avenue, Gillian said.

New Jersey American Water is working between Ninth Street and 12th Street on West on its emergency sewer main repair.

One 18-inch line on that stretch has been completed and the company is now working to install a secondary 15-inch line. When that work is complete, they will continue toward the end of the project area at 16th Street. Access to all businesses will remain open at all times.

The repaving and drainage improvements for West Avenue from 18th Street to 26th Street is making “good progress,” Gillian said, and should be completed this spring.

And the water company is starting work on West Avenue between North Street and Ninth Street ahead of a city repaving project, Gillian said. This should be completed by summer.

Last week, the water company began connecting 100 residential lines to the new West 17th Street main. Their work should be done by the end of February. After that, Ocean City will begin final paving and connections for the new pumping station, and the whole project should be done before Memorial Day.

Another neighborhood drainage project is in the final stages of permitting for Merion Park, and pending approval, work should begin before Memorial Day.

A long-awaited police substation at Eighth Street and Boardwalk is also under review, Gillian said, and hopefully will break ground sometime later this year.

Elevator repairs at City Hall will be completed this winter, but a period of down time is required. When this is ongoing, public meetings will move to the Community Center to ensure accessibility, Gillian said.

Finally, a road project that includes many of the numbered streets between 18th Street and 34th Street (on the ocean side of West Avenue) will go out to bid this winter with work starting later in the spring and continuing in the fall, Gillian said.