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Bridge Construction to Close Down Glen Avenue Starting Monday

February 16, 2014 at 2:16 PM

MILLBURN, NJ – The much-anticipated bridge construction project on Glen Avenue is set to begin on Monday, February 17.  Traffic will be closed in both directions for approximately six months.

Detour routes have been posted by Essex County to direct motorists around the site.  Much traffic is to be diverted onto Millburn Avenue and Essex Street adding to the downtown traffic.

“An ongoing initiative of my administration is to make sure our roads, intersections and bridges are safe and meet the demands of the public. Rehabilitating the Glen Avenue Bridge is a much-needed improvement that will benefit motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians,” Essex County Executive Joeseph DiVincenzo said. “This is a very complex project because of the water, electric and gas utility lines that run under the bridge. We are pleased to get this project underway with the cooperation of the Township of Millburn, New Jersey American Water, East Orange Water and PSE&G. We understand the major inconvenience this will have on motorists and Millburn residents, and we ask for their patience while construction is underway,” he added.

Constructed in 1908, the Glen Avenue Bridge crosses the West Branch of the Rahway River and provides access to Millburn’s downtown district and the roads surrounding Essex County South Mountain Reservation. The rehabilitation will involve replacing the existing deteriorated deck, reconstructing the existing concrete abutment walls, replacing the guide rail and bridge railing system, and replacing the curbs and sidewalks on both sides of the bridge.

Water main pipes for the East Orange Water Department and New Jersey American Water Company, and a high tension line and gas line maintained by Public Service Electric and Gas will also be relocated. NJAWC will be installing a 36-inch water main under South Mountain Reservation to bypass the bridge. Any trees that are removed will be replaced according to guidelines established by the NJ Green Acres program.

During the six to eight months of construction, the Glen Avenue will be closed in the vicinity of Lackawanna Place. Residents who frequently travel Glen Avenue should find alternative routes around this area. In addition, the road closure is anticipated to cause delays in other parts of Millburn, specifically throughout the Downtown area and Old Short Hills Road. The Essex County Department of Public Works is working cooperatively with the Millburn Police Department to address traffic issues related to the construction.

Hatch Mott MacDonald from Millburn received a $305,400 contract to design the improvements. Sparwick Contracting, Inc. from Lafayette Township was awarded a competitively bid contract for $970,331 to perform the construction. The Essex County Department of Public Works will monitor the project to answer questions so delays will be avoided. Essex County is funding the project with a grant from the NJ Department of Transportation’s Local Bridges Future Needs Program.

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