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Remainder of Wall Street Will Be Repaved in Spring

WEST LONG BRANCH: Wall Street repaving will be complete on about Dec. 9, at least half of it.

The other half will have to wait until spring 2015 for the second repaving to be done. The result will be a fully paved roadway with a seam in the center.

The project is not the best but only way Councilman Fred Migliaccio could get the gas company and Monmouth County to resurface the street after the gas company dug up the surface in front of each house on the street, both eastbound and westbound so as to maintain services to customers along that thoroughfare.

So get ready for another week, again next year, of a closing of one of the busiest streets in the borough. It will be like 2014 all over again, with the same detours and delays as the project this past week.

The gas company balked at redoing the entire surface, arguing that half the street was not their work that tore it up. The county will do the second half as part of a project it will establish. No charge to West Long Branch taxpayers, they say. But county taxpayers will have to foot the bill- and that includes taxpayers in the borough and the other 52 municipalities in Monmouth.

Migliaccio was still angry as he explained the matter to council at the Dec. 3 bi-monthly meeting. The next meeting is Dec. 17 for residents who may want to make a note of it.

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