Wildwood Boardwalk Morning 24HR

Sunset at Sunset Lake on New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood Crest.

WILDWOOD CREST — The borough will celebrate $2 million in improvements at Sunset Lake and along the beach block of Rambler Road on Friday.

At 3 p.m., there will be a ribbon-cutting at the new Sunset Lake gazebo near Louisville and New Jersey avenues.

Shoreline stabilization improvements there were 90% funded through a $1.2 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to the borough.

Improvements include a fishing pier and kayak launch area and floating dock, an observation pier, an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant gazebo, a drinking fountain and water filling station, bicycle racks and low-level LED lighting along all walkways. The Cape May County Open Space program provided $302,000 toward the project.

A second ribbon-cutting will be held near the beach entrance at Rambler Road at 3:30 p.m.

The project there included ADA upgrades, a safer drop-off area, more visible bicycle lanes, a concrete island at the entrance to the beachfront bike path and more bicycle racks.

The cost of the project at Rambler Road was $220,431, $125,000 of which was covered by a state Department of Community Affairs Small Cities ADA grant, according to the borough.

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In my first job after college got paid to read the New York Times and summarize articles for an early online data base. First reporting job was with The Daily Record in Parsippany. I have also worked in nonprofits, and have been with The Press since 1990.

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