Construction Updates

Milling and Paving of Downtown Roads

This schedule is subject to change.

Paving in the downtown CRBD continued last night (Tuesday 9/27). The schedule for the final night of paving is as follows:

Wednesday 9/28 beginning at 8PM

Crews will be paving Beechwood Road from Springfield Avenue to Union Place, Springfield Avenue from Woodland Avenue to Kent Place Boulevard, and Woodland Avenue from Springfield Avenue to DeForest.  This will conclude paving operations.  Striping (painting of parking lines) will begin on areas previously paved.  

The goal is for work to be completed by 6AM each morning.  Temporary “No Parking” signs will be installed by mid-afternoon in the work zones.  Please obey the parking restrictions or vehicles will be towed. 

Downtown Conduit Installation Project

  • Limits: CRBD District
  • Scope: Installation of PVC conduit for use in future technology updates within the CRBD
  • Contractor: Pacific Construction
  • Start Date: August 3, 2016
  • End Date: September 15, 2016
  • Update: Work on Springfield Avenue is nearing completion and work will progress onto Maple Street, and then Union Place.

 Downtown Roads & Beautification Project

  • Limits: CRBD District
  • Scope: Drainage and sewer upgrades, curbing and sidewalk replacements, ADA upgrades, sitting walls, landscaping, pedestrian bump outs, decorative crosswalks, and full milling and roadway resurfacing.
  • Contractor: Cifelli & Son general Construction
  • Start Date: August 1, 2016
  • End Date: September 30, 2016
  • Update: Work continues on Union Place, Beechwood Road, and Kaus Way. Milling and paving to take place in late September.
  • View the construction plans (PDF).

DeForest Avenue Section II

  • Limits: Maple Street to Norwood/Kent Place
  • Scope: This project will include a continuation of the streetscape from Phase I with street lights, concrete sidewalk replacement, traffic signal replacements, shared bike lane and repaving and striping of DeForest Avenue.
  • Start Date: August 18, 2016.
  • End Date: October 2, 2016.
  • Update: Mobilization abs begun on 8/18/16 and groundbreaking will be on 8/22/16. Work will continue into the fall. The City will be coordinating with the contractor to minimize impacts during rush hour and school drop-off/pickup times.
  • View the construction plans (PDF).

Morris Avenue Bridge Replacement

  • Limits: Morris Avenue Bridge over NJ Transit tracks between Springfield Avenue and Kent Place Boulevard.
  • Scope: Full replacement of bridge structure. This project is being completed by New Jersey Transit and will require a full closure of the bridge for approximately eighteen (18) months.
  • View the detour map (PDF).
  • Start Date: Work has begun.
  • End Date: April 2017
  • Update: Project is currently shut down by state order due to lack of NJDOT funding.

Ashwood Avenue & Ashwood Court Improvement Project

  • Limits: Entire lengths of Ashwood Avenue and Ashwood Court.
  • Scope: ADA sidewalk updates, curb and sidewalk replacement where needed, drainage upgrades (Ashwood Court only), sanitary sewer repairs, full milling and paving of the road and striping.
  • Start Date: July 7, 2016
  • End Date: August 26, 2016
  • Update: Project is currently shut down by state order due to lack of NJDOT funding.

County Projects

The County will be paving Morris Avenue (Kent Place Boulevard to River Road) and all of Chatham Road in mid-summer.  
Update: Project is currently shut down by state order due to lack of NJDOT funding.

Completed Projects

These projects are completed. Should you have any concerns please contact the Engineering Division at 908-273-6404.
  • 2015 Capital Roads (Ridge, Fernwood, Fairview, Druid Hill
  • Elm Street Paving
  • Hospital Roads Access Project
  • 2015 Drainage Improvement Project