Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles responds to your ‘Ask The Mayor’ questions: Multiple Questions

The following is an ‘Ask The Mayor’ question submitted to TLS, and the Mayor’s response. Email your questions for the Mayor to [email protected].


When NJAW did work on Caranetta Dr many curbs were cracked. They came back and only fixed the very big missing curbs but left the cracked curbs unfixed. Can I ask for you to ask them to come back and fix the curbs they cracked. You can check in front of my house to see what I mean.

Thank you,

Response from Mayor Coles:

Good morning

I have asked our engineers to come out & evaluate it so we can get the curbs repaired.

Thanks for letting me know



Mayor Coles
I live in the Clover/88, East 4th/5th neighborhood where there are quite a few homes currently under construction. While by no means all, however a significant percentage of these sites have the sidewalk obstructed. Whether it be the sidewalk dug up, building materials or debris just placed in the middle of the pathway, the sidewalk is blocked off and pedestrians are forced to walk in the street. It is quite unsafe to force pedestrians, among them children, to walk on the narrow roadways with cars speeding by.

Could this possibly be legal? Assuming it isn’t, is there any way to enforce the law and have the right-of-way cleared for us pedestrians?

Thank you.

Response from Mayor Coles:

Good morning,

I have been working with Engineering about this issue. We are in the process of contacting the contractors and setting up procedures that allow them to get their work done but ensure the safety of pedestrians and neighbors while the work is being done.

Thanks for reaching out.



Can we limit road construction in residential areas to daytime hours? I live near Cross St. in Hearthstone and for the last few nights, noisy road work has been taking place way past 1 am. I was told by the Lakewood Traffic Control Dept that to avoid traffic issues during the day, the work is being done late at night. I was told it will continue like this for months. This is acceptable on highways in non-residential areas but not in the neighborhood where I live. It’s impossible to sleep through this. I especially feel for my neighbors with young children. Can anything be done about this?


Response from Mayor Coles:

Hi Maureen

Hope you, Jean Pierre and the kids are well

Unfortunately this project has to be done at night, mainly for safety reasons. There is no way the road could be partially shut down during the day that would not cause traffic nightmares and put the workers in danger.

The good news, at a county meeting last week I was told the poles have arrived and should be getting installed very soon.

Take Care


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  1. Would be more useful if these questions can be asked to “the engineer”.

    While Mr Cole’s does a fine job , he is useless in actually addressing concerns brought up, deflecting everything to someone else.

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