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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.



CURBING NOTICE: Gardiner Place and Jefferson Place PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Curbing will be installed on Gardiner Place and Jefferson Place beginning on or about Monday, April 27, 2015. During this construction period portions of the streets will be closed at various times throughout the duration of this project. Note that this schedule is dependent upon weather conditions.

Curbing Installation -- Gardiner Place and Jefferson Place:

- Duration of project -- 8 to 10 weeks.

Curbing installation operations will begin at approximately 7:30 a.m. Sections of the roadway will be closed during these construction periods however limited access will be provided to residents.

Police officers will be directing traffic during the curbing replacement 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.

 
CURBING NOTICE: Park Street PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Curbing will be replaced on Park Street from Chestnut Street to Watchung Avenue. Beginning on or about Monday, April 20, 2015 for approximately five days while school is not in session for spring break work will start from Watchung Avenue and continue south. During this construction period portions of the street will be closed at various times throughout the duration of this project. Work will be suspended when school resumes and will not continue until after school is over for the summer. At that time curbing work will continue until complete. Note that this schedule is dependent upon weather conditions.

Park Street from Chestnut Street to Watchung Avenue will be paved after completion of the curbing during the summer of 2015.

Park Street – Chestnut Street to Watchung Avenue:

  • - Park Street south from Watchung -- April 20 to 24, 2015
  • - Remainder of Park Street to Chestnut -- June 29, 2015 to completion
  • - Duration of project -- 8 to 10 weeks
  • - Park Street is scheduled to be milled and paved late Summer 2015

Curbing replacement operations will begin at approximately 7:30 a.m. Sections of the roadway will be closed during these construction periods however limited access will be provided to residents.

Police officers will be directing traffic during the curbing replacement 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.

 
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.