DOT Grant Will Pay for Berdan Avenue Resurfacing
The borough recently received a $300,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation to resurface Berdan Avenue.
Berdan Avenue motorists used to a bumpy ride can rest assured that the street will likely be resurfaced this year along with other roads on the borough's 2012 road maintenance list.
Fair Lawn recently received $300,000 in grant funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation to be used expressly to perform the Berdan Avenue improvement.
The road had been excavated a number of years ago 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 as part of the borough's 2012 resurfacing project, borough manager Tom Metzler said.
Metzler said that with the capital budget's approval being delayed this year, in the best case scenario, the resurfacing would begin in late 2012 or may even be pushed into next year.