PLAINFIELD, NJ - Starting on or about Tuesday, August 1st, the County of Union will begin resurfacing West Seventh Street in Plainfield from Park Avenue to Clinton Avenue over the course of five nights. To minimize impact on local traffic, the work will be performed overnight, and the road will be closed from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am the following morning, weather permitting.
Residents and businesses that may be affected should be aware there may be mobilization and prep work by the contractor about a week or two in advance of the actual start day. This activity should have little or no impact on local traffic.
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.
A clearly marked detour route will be established and maintained by County forces. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through at all times. Access to residences, including deliveries and other services, in the work zone will be allowed as much as possible.
The County recognizes the inconvenience that any road construction may cause and apologizes for any difficulties encountered. Every effort to have the work completed as soon as possible will be made.
Should you have any traffic questions, please call the county's Traffic Bureau at (908) 789-6011 during normal business hours. If any emergencies should arise, please contact the Plainfield Police Division.
Regular updates for the various phases of construction and their impact on traffic will be posted on the County of Union's website if and when they become available. You can find updates on their site here.