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Montclair Township

Street Improvement Program

What are we doing?
Capital projects for street improvements are programmed by the Engineering Bureau and presented to the Township Council for spending authorization. The process begins with the street condition inspection. In these inspections, we rate the condition of pavement, curbs and drainage for each public street. The condition report is then used to develop a priority ranking for each street segment. Finally, based on the priority ranking, projects are scheduled for design and construction of improvements.

Many residents inquire about sidewalk reconstruction by the Township when their street is being improved. Sidewalks are generally not included in Township projects because by ordinance, their maintenance is the responsibility of the adjoining property owner. There are two exceptions to this policy: 1) For Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded projects, which are limited to low income areas (based on census data) and 2) where proposed improvements would cause the sidewalk to flood, e.g. the road edge is raised as a result of new curb construction.



PAVING NOTICES PDF Print E-mail

"construction" signFriday, July 24, 2015

The following roads will have milling and paving work done beginning Monday, July 27, weather permitting. Click on the links for details concerning each street.

Portion of North Fullerton Avenue from Gordonhurst Avenue South (approximately 100 feet only)

Cooper Avenue from Grove Street to Park Street

Alexander Avenue from Grove Street to Park Street only

Frequently asked questionsregarding street reconstruction

 
PAVING NOTICE: Alexander Ave from Grove St to Park St PDF Print E-mail

Friday, July 24, 2015

Alexander Avenue from Grove Street to Park Street only will be milled and paved beginning on or about Monday, July 27, 2015, weather permitting. The project is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete. During this construction period the street will be closed at various times throughout the duration of this project.

Milling and paving operations will begin at approximately 7:00 a.m. Portions of the street will be closed during these construction periods however limited access will be provided to residents.

MILLING – The roadway will be open to traffic once milling operations and all cleanup has been completed. Expect delays due to the contractor’s activity if driving through the work area. Once milling has been completed, please use caution while driving or walking in these areas as the manholes will be raised.

PAVING – The roadway will remain closed to traffic for 4 to 5 hours after paving is completed while the asphalt cools. No vehicles will be permitted on the roadway until the barricades are removed.

Police officers will be directing traffic during the milling and paving operations.

If there is a problem and the Township inspector is not on-site we ask that you do not approach the contractor but immediately call the Department of Community Services at 973-509-5711. The inspector will contact you by phone within a short time.

Every effort will be made to minimize inconvenience however this project will cause a disruption of normal routines and schedules.

 
PAVING NOTICE: Cooper Avenue from Grove St to Park St PDF Print E-mail

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cooper Avenue from Grove Street to Park Street only will be milled and paved beginning on or about Monday, July 27, 2015, weather permitting. The project is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete. During this construction period the street will be closed at various times throughout the duration of this project. Curbing replacement and milling and paving on Cooper Avenue between Park Street and Valley Road will be completed during the summer/fall 2015 construction season.

Milling and paving operations will begin at approximately 7:00 a.m. Portions of the street will be closed during these construction periods however limited access will be provided to residents.

MILLING – The roadway will be open to traffic once milling operations and all cleanup has been completed. Expect delays due to the contractor’s activity if driving through the work area. Once milling has been completed, please use caution while driving or walking in these areas as the mannholes will be raised.

PAVING – The roadway will remain closed to traffic for 4 to 5 hours after paving is completed while the asphalt cools. No vehicles will be permitted on the roadway until the barricades are removed.

Police officers will be directing traffic during the milling and paving operations.

If there is a problem and the Township inspector is not on-site we ask that you do not approach the contractor but immediately call the Department of Community Services at 973-509-5711. The inspector will contact you by phone within a short time.

Every effort will be made to minimize inconvenience however this project will cause a disruption of normal routines and schedules.

 
PAVING NOTICE: Portion of North Fullerton Ave PDF Print E-mail

Friday, July 24, 2015

A portion of North Fullerton Avenue from Gordonhurst Avenue South approximately 100 feet only will be milled and paved beginning on or about Monday, July 27, 2015, weather permitting. The project is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete. During this construction period the street will be closed at various times throughout the duration of this project.

Milling and paving operations will begin at approximately 7:00 a.m. Portions of the street will be closed during these construction periods however limited access will be provided to residents.

MILLING – The roadway will be open to traffic once milling operations and all cleanup has been completed. Expect delays due to the contractor’s activity if driving through the work area. Once milling has been completed, please use caution while driving or walking in these areas as the manholes will be raised.

PAVING – The roadway will remain closed to traffic for 4 to 5 hours after paving is completed while the asphalt cools. No vehicles will be permitted on the roadway until the barricades are removed.

Police officers will be directing traffic during the milling and paving operations.

If there is a problem and the Township inspector is not on-site we ask that you do not approach the contractor but immediately call the Department of Community Services at 973-509-5711. The inspector will contact you by phone within a short time.

Every effort will be made to minimize inconvenience however this project will cause a disruption of normal routines and schedules.

 
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Street Reconstruction PDF Print E-mail

What is included in the project? The Township will be milling and paving the roadway in your neighborhood within the next few days weather permitting.

How long will the work take? The construction time will vary depending on the street length, however you can expect work to last approximately three (3) to five (5) days. Please note all estimates for length of construction are estimates, which may be affected by inclement weather, material supply problems, etc.

What are construction hours? Work hours are typically 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Will the street be closed? The street will be closed to through traffic during the milling and paving operation. These closings will not extend beyond the workday. In fact, it is preferable to close the street both for the safety of motorists and the contractor’s personnel. Parking on the street is prohibited during construction activities, but is allowed when the contractor is not working, i.e. evenings and weekends. You can expect delays getting in and out due to construction activity. If you require immediate access to your vehicle(s) during the day; we recommend parking your vehicle(s) elsewhere before 7:00 a.m. on construction days.

Will access to my driveway be blocked and if so, for how long? During the time the milling and paving is actually being completed you will not be able to use your driveway. Prior to the posted construction start date and time you should then move any vehicle(s) you need to use off the street before 7:00 a.m. on that day

Will I be able to park on the street at night? Generally, yes. We work with the Montclair Police Department to monitor construction areas in order to prevent residents in those areas from being ticketed when parked on the street at night. However, this does not mean you may park in violation of traffic laws (no parking within 10 ft. of a hydrant, 25 ft. of an intersection or crosswalk, etc.).

What should I do if there’s a problem? The Township assigns a supervisor to each project and you can always speak to him or her at the job site. The supervisor for this project is Rob Bianco. If the supervisor is not on site, we ask that you do not approach the contractor but immediately call the Department of Community Services at 973-509-5711. The supervisor will contact you by phone and/or return to the job site within a short time.

 
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