A Notice to Proceed has been issued to Mathis Construction Company, Inc. for the reconstruction of 35th Street between First Avenue and Dune Drive.  This project will begin on Friday, January 11th with an evaluation of test pits on the easterly and westerly side of the project.  The Borough of Avalon received a $160,000 grant for this street project from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.  The contractor must perform all utility improvements and temporary restoration of the street within a 75-day period; the final paving will be conducted before Memorial Day weekend.

This project includes new water and stormwater service along the block, along with a final new road surface.  Most of the work will be located on the north side of the street during this project.  The street will remain open to local traffic only and there are not expected to be any parking restrictions for property owners along that block.  Emergency vehicles will still have access to the street, if necessary.

The entire project is scheduled to be completed in advance of Memorial Day weekend.