Up until this point the construction work on Laurel Avenue has been going fairly smoothly.
The entrance to the Cedar Village community making a left onto Avon Drive in Holmdel had a lane cordoned off with cones for easy access coming from Laurel. Today that changed. The entrance was partially blocked by a police car as well as cones and two large holes in the pavement. Access was difficult, if not impossible. The next possible entrance into the community, which would have been Commons Way behind the Best Buy, was also blocked. Residents did not know how to get into their development.
The only option would be to turn into Valley National Bank and circle back onto Laurel Avenue or cross over Route 35 and take the jug handle to cross back -- all this without detour signs or directions from police officers who were present.
Residents of this community were pulled over and some ticketed as we sought a way to get back to our homes without direction.
This was a state of chaos and totally unnecessary. I’m hoping this letter brings attention to this problem and hopefully some necessary instructions for the residents of this 150-home development on how we can get back home during this construction.