Construction project draws skateboarders

January 13, 2009 5:12:43 AM PST
Motorists are dodging skateboarders as they navigate new traffic patterns around construction on Route 1 south at the Ford Avenue intersection in Woodbridge. The Transportation Department inadvertently created a skateboard ramp while building a jughandle.

Councilwoman Patricia Osborne tells The Home News Tribune of East Brunswick the kids jump the curb in a parking lot, go down the embankment and shoot across the ramp. They turn around in between cars and "boomerang back."

The DOT plans to build a fence to thwart the skateboarders. But the fence won't be installed for another four months.

The project is scheduled for completion by late summer.

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Information from: Home News Tribune, http://www.mycentraljersey.com

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