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Bernards Road Work Continues; Township Committee Moves Toward Earmarking Another $450K for More Projects

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Continuing a busy summer for road work and related projects around town, road crews are set to be working on storm sewer repairs and construction of granite block curb and sidewalk on Dryden Road on Wednesday, July 11, the township said.

Crews were also scheduled on Wednesday to be working on construction of new sidewalk ramps at the intersection of Byron Drive and Lyons Road. 

Also on Wednesday, access to driveways will be restricted for residents on the north side (odd house numbers) of Dryden Road from nos. 55 to 39, according to the township. On-street parking is prohibited in the work area. 

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Residents advised to make alternate parking arrangements

Residents should make alternate parking arrangements on a different section of Dryden Road or Byron Drive, the township said. Additional notices will follow.

Making roads and infrastructure a priority

On Tuesday night, the Township Committee voted to introduce a $450,000 ordinance that would allow the expenditure of already budgeted in capital funds to continue the township's ramped up roads improvements program. The funds would pay for projects such as road resurfacing, including drainage improvements, sidewalk and bikeway repairs and improvements and pedestrian safety measures. 

The public hearing and final Township Committee vote on the ordinance is scheduled for the Township Committee meeting scheduled for 8 p.m. on July 24 at town hall, 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge.

Township officials said earlier this year that road improvements and other infrastructure improvements for this year would be a priority because such projects had been put off in previous budgets.

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