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Several Madison Roads to Receive a Facelift in 2018

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A selection of about a dozen roadways will be reconstructed or repaved next year for a total cost of more than $2 million, according to Borough Engineer Bob Vogel. Credits: Lindsay Ireland
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MADISON, NJ – About a dozen Rose City roads are on the list for upgrades next year, according to a report from Borough Engineer Bob Vogel at Monday’s Mayor and Council meeting. 

The borough council will appropriate at least $2.5 million from the 2018 budget to bankroll the improvements, which include road reconstruction and milling and paving.

Projects should begin in the spring, according to Vogel, with tentative completion dates in July and August. 

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“We usually want to get all our work done in the summer” before school is back in session, Vogel said.

A handful of roadways are in need of rehabilitation, he said, including Greenwood Road between Main Street and Rosedale Avenue, Plain Street, Rosewood Avenue, Crestwood Drive and Kensington Road near Kings Road School.  

Some of the road conditions, particularly on Rosewood and Crestwood, are “degraded” and “in very poor shape,” Vogel said. 

Road reconstruction will also include new sidewalks on one side of Central Avenue from Fairview Avenue to Ridgedale Avenue. The total cost of these projects is an estimated $1.8 million. 

Public hearings will be held early next year, most likely in January or February, “to get the public’s input and reaction on these projects,” Vogel said. 

A half dozen Madison roads are on the docket for milling and paving in 2018, identified as “high priority” by an asphalt condition survey the Engineering Department conducted in 2016, which Vogel said was recently updated. 

Kings Road, from Prospect Street to Green Village Road; Barnsdale Road; Elmer Street; Keep Street; Winding Way and the Cook Avenue parking lot will all receive a fresh layer of asphalt by the end of the summer, according to Vogel, for an estimated cost of $385,000. 

Several milling and paving maintenance projects will also be included in next year’s budget. Uniformed traffic control, sign replacements, striping, curb replacement, concrete sidewalks and downtown pavers and crack sealing are all scheduled for next year, a total cost of about $320,000.

Restriping could add about six additional parking spots in the Cook Avenue lot, “but for the most part, that project is currently proposed to be replacing what exists,” Vogel said. Madison is considering potential options to add more spaces there, according to Mayor Bob Conley.

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