Route 35 construction causing dirty buildup in nearby Seaside Heights neighborhoods

Highway construction has been throwing dust into a nearby neighborhood, and residents want to know what's going to be done about it.

Highway construction has been throwing dust into a nearby neighborhood, and residents want to know what's going to be done about it.

Highway construction has been throwing dust into a nearby neighborhood, and residents want to know what's going to be done about it. (11/20/13)

SEASIDE HEIGHTS - Highway construction has been throwing dust into a nearby neighborhood, and residents want to know what's going to be done about it.

William Brasier has been dealing with dust for months at his Bay Boulevard home. Massive mounds of sand and fill are being stored nearby for construction on Route 35.

The project runs from Point Pleasant to Island Beach State Park. Trucks come in and out all day loading up and kicking up dirt. Cars and homes are covered in a thin film.

"Everything is filthy," Brasier says. "There's a grime on everything you touch - feels dirty, grimy."

Neighbors want fencing installed around the perimeter of the construction site and want the property regularly watered down.

The Department of Transportation says it will be working with the contractor to come up with ways to lessen the impact to residents. The DOT is asking residents to be patient and says the work is crucial post-Sandy.

"I understand it's an important project, I just wish they can do it more efficiently, cleanly," says neighbor Gary Lysak.

Brasier says the state has promised to power wash his house.

The project is expected to take about two years to complete.
 

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