BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. - Please be advised that Plainfield Ave from Springfield Ave to Valley Rd in Berkeley Heights will be closed due to construction for eight nights starting July 22.  The work will be done in two stages; the first stage will close Plainfield Ave from Springfield Ave to Mountain Ave and the second phase will close Plainfield Ave from Mountain Ave to Valley Road.  Road Closures will be at night only, from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 am.

The work being performed will consist of various road improvements, such as milling, paving, and striping of the road. Due to the nature of the work involved, the amount of men and machinery required, full road closure will be necessary in the area of work to optimize the safety of the work crews and motoring public alike. To minimize impact on local traffic, the work will be performed overnight. The road will be closed from approximately 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the following morning weather permitting.

A clearly marked detour route using Snyder Ave will be maintained by the contractor. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone. Access to residences, including deliveries and other services, in the work zone will be allowed as much as possible.

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Should you have any traffic questions, please the Union County Bureau of Traffic Safety & Maintenance at (908) 789-6011 during normal business hours. If any emergencies should arise, please contact the Berkeley Heights Police Department.

This work is being performed by Union County.  Regular updates for the various phases of construction and their impact on traffic along this stretch of Mountain Avenue will be posted on the County of Union Bureau of Traffic Safety & Maintenance website if and when they become available.

The Berkeley Heights Communications Committee Founded in 2010, the Berkeley Heights Communications Committee (BHCC) is an all-volunteer committee consisting of business owners, community leaders, and residents of Berkeley Heights Township. The BHCC’s mission is to maximize the transparency of Township activities as well as promote both public and private sector initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of life for local community members. For more information, visit the Township’s website at http://www.berkeleyheightstwpnj.gov/191/Communications-Committee, or email the committee at: BHCommunications@bhtwp.com.