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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.

Park Street Construction Update PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Due to the early onset of winter weather, the Township has directed the contractor to suspend construction on Park Street until 2015.  All curb and drainage work has been completed between Walnut Street and Claremont Avenue.  Work will resume in mid-March, weather permitting; however a notice will be delivered to the affected properties a week or so before construction restarts.  We anticipate work will resume at Claremont Avenue and proceed toward Bloomfield Avenue and then move to the section between Walnut and Chestnut Streets.

For information purposes only, the section between Chestnut Street and Watchung Avenue has been scheduled for the summer of 2015. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work toward completing these needed infrastructure improvements.

Township Plans Upgrades to Valley Rd & Church St Fountain PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Engineering Bureau is completing plans for reconstructing the mini roundabout and fountain at the intersection of Valley Road and Church Street. Plans include replacing the pump and nozzle for the fountain which has been out of service since earlier this year.

The circle around the fountain will also see an upgrade with new curbing and a colored concrete surface to complement the brick fountain pool. Area improvements will include new curb along the storefronts and traffic calming bump-outs at Church Street and Trinity Place. Improvements will complement the recent upgrade to South Park Street as well as the new retail and residential development at Valley and Bloomfield Avenue.