SATURDAY UPDATE: Boulevard Again Closed, to Re-open Saturday

Friday night's view of work crews from Central Avenue and the Boulevard. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Crews excavate along the Boulevard. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Construction and Suez Water will work through the night to re-connect the water main. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Crews excavate for soil remediation on the Boulevard. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Crews began work Wednesday night to remove contaminated soil Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
The Boulevard was blocked so heavy duty equipment could move in to start work. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
The Boulevard will be closed for Road Construction overnight Wednesday through Thursday.
Map of area impacted by road closing. Credits: Google Maps
Stones were used to back-fill the hole along the Boulevard Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
The Boulevard temporarily reopens on Thursday. It shut down again on Friday night at 9 p.m. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Drivers should pack their patience as the Boulevard will be closed in both directions on Wednesday night. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  The Boulevard was again closed on Friday night between Central Avenue and Madison Avenue for continuing road construction. 

The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department diverted traffic around the area. Construction and Suez Water crews will work through the overnight hours to re-connect the water main. The road is expected to re-open Saturday afternoon.


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8/24/2017: The Boulevard, from Central Avenue to Madison Avenue temporarily re-opened to traffic on Thursday afternoon. The street will again be closed on Friday, August 25 at 9 p.m. for Suez Water to reconnect the water main. 

Construction began Wednesday night as heavy equipment was brought in and offloaded pipes. The work went on throughout Thursday as crews dug out contaminated soil and brought in stone.


8/22/2017: The Boulevard from Central Avenue to Madison Avenue will be closed to traffic from Wednesday night through Thursday night due to road construction.  A soil remediation project from a leaky heating oil tank will require construction crews to dig a 30 foot by 30 foot ditch, 18 feet deep, removing the contaminated soil and back-filling it with clean stone.

Police Chief Michael Colaneri advised that police officers would be directing traffic around the construction site.  Northbound traffic on the Boulevard will be sent down to Burton Avenue, and around the construction zone,  while southbound traffic will be directed down to Oak Grove, and around the construction area. 

No parking signs will be posted on the Boulevard tomorrow in anticipation of construction starting tomorrow night.  It will also allow the contractors to park the equipment needed for the construction in the work area.

The idea for starting at 11 pm on Wednesday evening with construction is to minimize the amount of time that the Boulevard needs to be closed to traffic, and also took into account the potential of Suez Water having to cut and cap sewer and water lines as part of the construction.  By working around the clock, the idea is to minimize inconvenience. 

Chief Colaneri also noted that it was important to get this project completed in a timely manner, and that August, with summer vacations and fewer cars on the road was probably the best time for it.  Due to the location of the work being so close to Hasbrouck Heights Middle/High School, time is of the essence. 

"It is very important that this work all gets completed before school starts in September," Colaneri stated. 

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