SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Three towns are finally seeing improvements long promised to the Irvington Avenue corridor that traverses South Orange, Maplewood, and Newark.

Essex County has begun construction "to modernize Irvington Avenue," the County said in a statement. Essex County will be updating crosswalks, curbs, lighting and trash receptacles along Irvington Avenue. 

The plan was presented to the public a year ago, and it was originally scheduled to have been completed this past spring.

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South Orange's website lists that their streets affected are the following: 

  • Tichenor Avenue and Riggs Place
  • Fairview Avenue and W. Fairview Avenue
  • College Place and Waverly Place

The list of streets affected in Maplewood and Newark were not immediately available.

The impacted roadways are due to remain open throughout the construction. "There may be periods of time, however, when certain driveways may be inaccessible. This inconvenience will be temporary, and will be controlled to the extent that it can be. The County of Essex regrets this short-term disturbance, but we are hopeful that the end product will be something that the residents of the Township of South Orange Village, City of Newark, Township of Maplewood can be proud of," said the County's statement.

Funds for the county project were garnered through a federal government Transportation Alternative Program grant. Questions regarding this project may be answered by Asif U. Mahmood, Principal Engineer, (973) 226-8500, ext. 2560.

 

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