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Ortley Beach Oceanfront Barricades to be Removed Soon

New street lights now illuminated near the beachfront

The Ortley Beach oceanfront, looking south from Third Avenue. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
The Ortley Beach oceanfront, looking south from Third Avenue. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
As Toms River continues to restore its oceanfront area in Ortley Beach, barricades that have prevented vehicular travel along the beach in much of the neighborhood will be removed soon.

“Superstorm Sandy essentially wiped out most of the utility poles in the beachfront section of town and crews have wrapped up their work on the municipal part of the boardwalk,” said Toms River Township Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher.

Part of the boardwalk was restored for last summer and beach access was open at Third Avenue. This year, the entire township-owned boardwalk will be open along with all of its beaches.

As part of the overall sprucing up of the area, the township decided to install "Colonial" style light posts instead of traditional street lights. According to JCP&L, the lights are now fully operational.

“This means that we can begin to take down the barricades that are blocking access on Ocean Terrace & Ocean Avenues," said Kelaher. "Without the utility poles, it was so dark in that area of town that it was unsafe at night."

The upgraded lights were done in an effort to make the area more aesthetically pleasing and to enhance the look of the beachfront area, said Bob Chankalian, township engineer. The new lights also require fewer wires.

There is a small area around the Lord House, on Third and Ocean avenues, that is temporarily closed as construction crews complete the Lifeguard House and install new railings. But all of that work is expected to be completed by Memorial Day, officials said.
Av March 13, 2014 at 08:14 PM
Maruca is just an ass
Daniel Nee March 13, 2014 at 09:10 PM
Mary - where did you read that the Army Corps is skipping Toms River/Ortley?
Vic Rattlehead March 14, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Av please dont use the word retard and say that with much respect . Everyone else beach replenishment does not work, see the outter banks. Mary by rich i mean corrupt politicians who have an agenda contray to the people they swar to serve. That boardwalk is owned by corrupt people who can by a crooked politician. Rich is actually a state of mind.
Marynary March 14, 2014 at 10:19 AM
Oh...Most of us think rich means an accumulation of wealth. So often you see posts slamming the rich and I just wondered how much the rich actually make per year. $50 K, $100 K, $200 K etc.
FIMF the ll March 15, 2014 at 10:38 PM
Is @mfmy trying to, yet again, assert that he has a primary residence in Ortley as well as Pelican Island? What about the Silverton dump?: Maruca_Failed_My_Ward March 13, 2014 at 07:44 AM So now at least TR's DPW Can Not ROB OUR HOMES ON WEEKENDS??

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