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Downtown Toms River water main work starts this week

in Toms River News

TOMS RIVER – The next phase of Suez Toms River’s work to replace aging downtown water mains is expected to begin today and will lead to traffic detours and parking restrictions on several streets.

The work includes replacing 2.2 miles of water mains installed in the 1950s with with new 8- and 12-inch ductile iron pipe, and will also renew 206 individual water services, according to Suez spokeswoman Jane Kunka.

The work represents a $3.5 million investment in water main improvements by Suez, aimed at enhancing service and improving fire protection.

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Public To Hear Downtown Toms River Redevelopment Plan

in Toms River News

Public To Hear Downtown Toms River Redevelopment Plan

TOMS RIVER – A redevelopment plan for parts of the downtown area will be presented to the public at a meeting from 5-7 p.m. on August 19 in the L. Manuel Hirshblond Room, 2nd Floor of Town Hall, 33 Washington Street.

This is an informational meeting on the proposed development. No decisions will be made.

The site has become controversial as residents – and even some elected officials – have questioned whether the downtown area can handle that many extra cars, what the homes will do to the underfunded school system, and why the township is giving the developers a break in taxes and in purchasing the property.

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