Highland Lakes

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Updated: Southwest Section of Lakeside Drive West – Daytime Closure for Construction Project / Project Ends Shortly

Update December 12, 2020: small delays have been encountered excavating eleven feet deep for the placement of the stormwater treatment unit. Significant rock (always a possibility in Highland Lakes) was found slowing progress, and a day was lost due to weather. As of this date, the contractor plans to be completed on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, though this timetable is not guaranteed.

I wish to extend my appreciation for the outstanding cooperation the contractor has received from nearby residents.

Jack McLaughlin
General Manager
On or about Monday, November 30, 2020, a construction project involving stormwater drainage will begin on Lakeside Drive West in the vicinity of 2096 through 2102 Lakeside Drive West.

Construction will take place daily, Monday through Friday, weather permitting, from approximately 7:30 am to 5 pm. Work on Saturdays will only take place if unforeseen circumstances arise. The project is expected to last five to eight days.

Lakeside Drive West will be open to northbound traffic from Canistear Road to Monadnock Road, and southbound from the intersection of Oneota Road through to approximately 2094 Lakeside Drive West. At the end of each day excavations will be covered with metal plates permitting vehicles to pass in the evening and overnight. Vernon Police Dispatch has been notified of the planned closures.

The project, designed by Boswell Engineering of Hackensack, NJ and awarded to RFC Construction of Hawthorne, NJ, involves extensive excavation to accommodate the installation of a three piece, approximately ten ton, 7 foot wide, 11 foot tall stormwater treatment unit in Lakeside Drive West, and the construction of two new stormwater inlets. Designed to intercept the transport of sediment and debris into the lake through the Club’s freeway at 2098 Lakeside Drive West, the treatment unit performs similarly to a unit installed in the parking lot at the Clubhouse when the parking lot was paved.

The Club is pleased to undertake this necessary investment in stormwater management, part of its overall commitment to maintaining our most valuable resource. We understand that certain disruptions will occur, and we ask for your patience and understanding.

Please accept my best wishes for a safe Thanksgiving and holiday season.


Jack McLaughlin
General Manager

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