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Montclair Township

Engineering

Kimberli CraftMontclair Township Engineering Bureau
219 North Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Kimberli Craft, Township Engineer
973-509-5707
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The Montclair Engineering Bureau is primarily responsible for design and construction management for capital improvements to Township infrastructure. Program areas include street improvements, parks, and drainage/storm sewers. The Township Engineer also serves as the designated Stormwater Program Coordinator for Montclair, in compliance with New Jersey's Stormwater Management regulations adopted in 2004.

Other responsibilities of the Engineering Bureau include permitting and inspections for private construction of sidewalk, curb and driveway aprons; traffic engineering and safety studies; maintenance of Township street and tax maps; and assistance to residents with engineering-related matters.

The Montclair SAFE initiative was recently launched to support walking and bicycling through improved infrastructure and to raise awareness of the many efforts underway to make our streets safer for all road users. SAFE = Streets Are For Everyone! In addition to a needed focus on safety of pedestrians and cyclists as the most vulnerable road users; we also support walking and cycling to enhance health, reduce traffic congestion, promote economic development and improve the overall quality of life throughout our community.

The Engineering Bureau on Facebook (MontclairSAFE) and you can follow us on Twitter @MontclairSAFE.



Walnut Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements Coming Soon PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Colorful CrosswalksThe Engineering Bureau has completed plans for pedestrian safety improvements on Walnut Street between Forest Street and Depot Square. Improvements will include Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon crosswalk warning devices, new accessible corner ramps and enhanced crosswalk markings at Forest Street, Frink Street, North Willow Street and Depot Square. The improvements are funded by a 2015 reprogrammed Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $100,000.

Enhanced crosswalk markings may also include colorful geometric designs intended to calm traffic passing through the busy neighborhood business district.

“Adding colorful designs to the pavement should not detract from their effectiveness,” says Township Engineer Kim Craft, “as the crosswalks will feature the retro-reflective white lines required by State and Federal standards.”

The project is currently out for bids, with anticipated construction in late summer.

 
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.

 
Shared Lane Markings Have Arrived PDF Print E-mail

Sharrows Information for Bicyclists and Motorists

What is the shared lane marking?

The new shared lane marking helps bicyclists and motorists share the road safely. Shared lane markings help bicyclists decide where to ride in a lane and remind drivers to expect bicyclists on the toad. Under Tennessee law, all roads except expressways can be used by bicyclists – whether or not they have shared lane markings.

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