Road construction crews will be paving roads in the next couple weeks in a push to complete jobs before the summer season starts.
Work will begin Monday on final paving of 34th Street from Bay Avenue to West Avenue, and the road will be closed overnight from 8 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday, then again 8 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday. Access to Bay Avenue to and from the 34th Street Bridge will remain open.
Crews were out today paving Wesley Road/Avenue between Battersea and First Street, and work on that project will continue with the paving of East Atlantic Boulevard and North Street.
In the Fourth Ward neighborhood drainage project, work is focused on completing installation of the pumping station at 30th Street. In the First Ward drainage project, crews have moved from Second Street to Fourth Street. The new outfall pipe at Ninth Street is in place and work to restore the beach is underway.
The U.S. Postal Service Food Drive takes place tomorrow (Saturday, May 12). Residents are asked to place non-perishable food items in bags by their mailboxes for pickup on Saturday. All food will be donated to the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Community Food Cupboard. See more information.
Former Philadelphia Eagle Jon Dorenbos will be in town tomorrow as Martin Z. Mollusk seeks his shadow to predict an early summer for Ocean City. The event is always a good time, and it starts at 11 a.m. on the beach next to the Ocean City Music Pier. Dorenbos returns tomorrow night to perform magic in a sold-out show at the Music Pier.
On a personal note, Michele and I would like to congratulate our daughter Emily on her graduation from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and our son Joshua on his marriage this weekend to Lauren. Our families could not be more happy for them.
I’d also like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in town. I hope you all get a chance to relax and enjoy the day with your families.
Jay A. Gillian