Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles responds to your ‘Ask The Mayor’ questions: Rush Hour Construction

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]



I noticed over the past days, there is electrical work being done on Route 88. Last week was in the afternoon rush and this morning was during the morning rush. The electric truck is blocking one lane causing major backup in both directions. In the past you mentioned about work being done only after and pre rush hour times. Can you please look into this? The 88 was a disaster. Many people I’m sure were late to school and work because of this.

Thank you.


Response from Mayor Coles:

Thanks for alerting me to this.

I have asked Traffic & Safety to find out why the work is being done outside of the allowed times.

Take Care



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  1. Thank you Mayor…but this question keeps coming up….wouldn’t you think by now things would’ve changed?? and guess what? your answer is respectively always the same!! why cant this be avoided and planned properly instead OF CAUSING TRAFFIC, and then WE ASK YOU-WHATS GOING ON-AND YOU ANSWER is-YOU BROUGHT IT TO THEIR ATTENTION?! and btw…three day Jewish holiday coming up-let jcp&l, optimum, NJAWC, NJNG, verizon, etc…get their act together and work those days when the roads will be emptier.

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