WESTFIELD, NJ – Construction along a 2-mile stretch of Rahway Avenue starts Monday, and officials anticipate completing the work by the end of next week, the town announced.

Workers will pave the street from Willow Grove Road to Summit Court, the town announced. Contractors will begin installing handicapped-accessible ramps and manhole covers Monday, officials said. Milling and paving will immediately follow, officials said.

“All work will be completed by July 19, with striping to occur the week of July 22,” the town said in a statement. The work is dependent on the weather, the officials noted.

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The cost of Rahway Avenue’s paving is estimated at $470,000 with state and county dollars funding the job, according to Town Administrator Jim Gildea.

It is among a series of road projects slated to occur this week and next, officials said. Following an agreement with Elizabethtown Gas, the following roads are anticipated to be repaved before July 17, town officials said.

  • Tamaques Way (entire length)
  • Norwood Drive (entire length)
  • South Wickom (entire length)
  • Green Briar Court (entire length)
  • Village Circle (entire length)
  • Burgess Court (entire length)
  • Faulkner Drive (entire length)
  • Moss Avenue (entire length)

The roads are among 9.82 miles of roadway the gas company is repaving this summer after ripping up roadways for the installation of gas mains in recent months.

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