Thursday, March 21, 2013
A 3.4-mile stretch of Route 208 that extends from Fair Lawn north into Glen Rock will be resurfaced in both directions as part of a New Jersey Department of Transportation project.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation started preliminary construction work this week on a Route 208 resurfacing project that will span Fair Lawn and Glen Rock and should cause intermittent highway lane closures in both directions until early fall. The $8.8-million resurfacing project, which stretches 3.4 miles north from the Route 4 interchange in Fair Lawn to just south of Lincoln Avenue in Glen Rock, is expected to improve motorist safety and extend the lifespan of the roadway's pavement, according to an NJDOT statement. Dello Pello Construction, the DOT's contractor for the project, began performing site mobilization, sign installation and deck patching this week, but serious resurfacing efforts aren't expected to ramp up until …
Friday, February 1, 2013
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 …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The borough will apply for a spot in the state's Red Light Running Automated Enforcement Program.
The borough will apply to have a traffic safety camera installed at the intersection of Fair Lawn Avenue and Saddle River Road through the New Jersey Department of Transportation's Red Light Running (RLR) Automated Enforcement Program. The RLR program, established in 2008 by then-Governor Jon Corzine, was intended to determine the effectiveness of traffic control signal monitoring systems in New Jersey. Municipalities able to identify an intersection in their community with a documented history of red light running where other methods of enforcement have failed to decrease violations or crashes are eligible to apply for a traffic control signal monitoring system. As defined by the NJDOT's website, a traffic control signal monitoring system…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The borough has been awarded $150,000 from the New Jersey Department of Transportation for pedestrian safety improvements
The borough has received a $150,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation to make pedestrian safety improvements along the Broadway corridor. The money will go toward creating a Broadway bump-out or bump-outs, like the type that exist on River Road, borough manager Tom Metzler said. Bump-outs, also known as curb extensions, are used as traffic calming devices on busy roadways. Their purpose is to provide an additional element to shield vehicles parked on the street and enable pedestrians to make shorter, safer crossings at intersections.