BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A construction project for a major overhaul of Hansom Road and Watchung Drive Road is scheduled to continue on Monday, July 30, the township said. Crews will be working on the construction of new granite block curb and sidewalk along Hansom Road.

No road closures or driveway access restrictions will occur at this point of the roadwork, according to the township. Township officials previously said the first part of the project would involve improvements to storm sewer repairs, sidewalk and curb repairs, and installation of curb ramps to meet standards for use by people with disabilities. 

However, the later part of construction will be milling and paving, at which time there could be detours and some road closures, according to the township.

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Township officials said earlier that the goal is to finish that $545,497 project before school reopens in September and students return to Mount Prospect Elementary School at 11 Hansom Road. 

Additional work throughout the township, some road closures

Residents are reminded to use caution when traveling through all work areas, the township said.

Beechwood Road, North Brook Avenue and Conklin Street are due to be closed for surface course paving on Monday, the township announced. The roads will be closed from 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., and access restricted, the township said.

A tar-like coating will be applied before paving; this can damage vehicles, the township said. All on-street parking is prohibited within the work area until final paving is complete. Residents should make alternate parking arrangements on different sections of Beechwood Road and North Brook Avenue, the township said.

Work on storm sewer repairs on Marilyn Street are also scheduled to continue on Monday, the township announced.  On-street parking is prohibited in the work area. Residents should make alternate parking arrangements on a different section of Marilyn Street, the announcement reminded.

Restoration of areas previously affected by roadwork on Dryden Road will also occur on Monday, the township said. No driveway access will be restricted. Residents are asked to use caution while driving through the work area.