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Delays Expected: Work to Begin on Bloomfield Ave. Bridge, Aug. 29

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Township of Montclair has announced that roadwork is set to begin on the Bloomfield Avenue bridge on August 29 and traffic delays are expected.

The following was issued by the township:

"PSE&G has hired a contractor to commence advance utility work for the NJ Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Bloomfield Avenue Bridge Project in Montclair (East of Maple Avenue, over the railroad tracks). The Bloomfield Avenue overpass, which spans the Montclair-Glen Ridge town line and the NJ Transit train tracks, is scheduled for replacement by NJDOT early next year.

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The PSE&G work will start Monday, August 29 and will affect traffic in this area. The project will take approximately four weeks to complete.

PSE&G WORK HOURS:

Mondays through Thursdays: 8:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m. of the following day

Fridays: 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Saturday

VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC:

During project work hours, the eastbound lanes of Bloomfield Avenue will be closed from Hartley Street to the Glenmont Square shopping plaza. The two Bloomfield Avenue westbound lanes will be converted to two-way traffic lanes from Hartley Street to the Glenmont Square shopping plaza.

Pedestrians will be able to use the westbound path. The eastbound path will be closed.

TRANSIT BUS STOPS DURING PROJECT WORK HOURS:

The bus stop on the eastbound side of Bloomfield Avenue at the intersection of Pine Street/Maple Street will not be available to commuters during project work hours. Bus commuters will need to use the Hartley Street stop three blocks west of the Bloomfield Avenue Pine/Maple stop.

The Glen Ridge stop on the eastbound side of Bloomfield Avenue in front of the apartment complex will not be affected.

The NJDOT is expected to begin the bridge replacement project in January of 2017. Work will again require re-routing traffic and lane closures. NJDOT will host local comment hearings for Montclair and Glen Ridge residents later in the future."

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