Berdan Avenue Repaving Slated for Late Spring
The borough has received a $300,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation to resurface Berdan Avenue from Plaza Road east to Sunnyside Drive.
The bumpy stretch of Berdan Avenue from Plaza Road east to Sunnyside Drive should be repaved by late spring or early summer, borough engineer Ken Garrison said Friday.
Fair Lawn authorized use of a $300,000 New Jersey Department of Transportation grant to be used expressly to perform the Berdan Avenue improvement at Tuesday's council meeting. The borough need not contribute any funding to the project, although the borough's grant writers, Capital Alternatives, will receive a 10 percent cut of the grant as payment.
The soon-to-be repaved stretch of Berdan had been excavated a number of years back to increase underground piping size as part of a storm sewer upgrade intended to alleviate flooding problems during heavy rain.
Following the excavation, the road was patched and left to settle while other roads around town were resurfaced. Now, Berdan Avenue is due for a complete resurfacing, borough manager Tom Metzler said.
The milling and paving process should last about four days, Garrison said.