WESTFIELD, NJ — Municipal officials had warned the public: An unprecedented schedule of road paving would lead to increased detours this summer.

Those detours are here, and while officials have announced work continues this week on at least 10 streets in the municipality, it is with the caveat that inclement weather — including rain — could postpone any of that work.

Workers are slated to replace inlets and maintenance holes and install handicapped accessible ramps on the full length of following roads this week as part of the town’s capital improvement projects, the town announced:

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  • Munsee Way
  • Minisink Way
  • Bailey Court
  • Lenape Trail

Also this week, workers will install handicapped-accessible ramps and replace maintenance holes along Rahway Avenue from Willow Grove Road to Summit Court, officials said. Contractors have completed paving the thoroughfare and plan to install “raised crosswalks” on the roadway, officials said.

Elizabethtown Gas is anticipated to pave the following roads this week, the town stated:

  • Montauk Drive 
  • Oneida Drive
  • Moss Avenue
  • Genesee Trail
  • Tice Place

“As always, all work is weather permitting,” the municipality’s statement said.

While the rain is not anticipated to make the entire paving schedule a wash, the National Weather Service has predicted an 80% chance of rain Monday, with a thunderstorm likely after 2 p.m., bringing a possible quarter to half-an-inch of rainfall before the evening and then up to 2 inches of rain at night.

On Tuesday, showers are likely before noon with the chance of rain lessening before the evening, the Weather Service predicted. There is no rain in the forecast Wednesday through Friday, according to the Weather Service.

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