As previously reported here on FAA News, Lakewood Township's long-awaited Vermont Avenue Extension, between Route 70 and Chestnut Street, is awaiting final authorization from the New Jersey Department of Transportation prior to the paving of widening of the Route 70 intersection and Wawa stub, which will permit for the entire roadway to be opened.

Lakewood Township officials are now proposing to additionally pave the dirt road portion of Vermont Avenue from Essex Street to Oak Street, FAA News has learned.

Township engineers have submitted an application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for a Freshwater wetlands Letter of Interpretation (LOI) for the extension of this roadway.

A “LOI” is a document issued by NJDEP indicating the presence or absence of, and delineating the boundaries of wetlands, State open waters, or transition areas; verifying or delineating the boundaries of freshwater; or assigning a wetland a resource value classification.

A LOI does not grant approval to conduct any regulated activities, it merely provides or confirms information about the presence or absence, and the boundaries of freshwater wetlands. However, it is the first step to making any major road work project a reality, as it will enable the Township's engineers to see if there are any further environmental constraints in the area which would prohibit construction of the road.

A LOI is typically granted 3-5 months after the application is submitted.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are they going to hold the mosdos to pay their portion of the road? I believe YTT and others approvals were actually contingent on them paving the portion of vermont running behind their properties