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The Maplewood Police Department is providing the following traffic alert for public awareness and travel planning.

 

Valley Street NJAWC Project Traffic Update as of 9/3/16

The Maplewood Police Department has contacted NJAWC to clarify the schedule of work for the Valley Street project. Barring any unforeseen emergencies, the plan for the Valley Street Project is as follows:

  • The primary work on Valley Street which has required extensive road closures from Baker St to Millburn Ave is to be concluded on September 3, 2016.
  • Except for brief periodic finishing work including backfilling holes and water testing, all traffic will be allowed to flow on Valley St between Baker Street and Millburn Avenue after September 3, 2016.
  • No further long term detours are anticipated after September 3, 2016 for this current project.
  • Periodic short term finishing roadwork will continue in the area of Valley Street from September 5, 2016 to approximately September 9, 2016. This work is expected to be conducted between 9AM and 2:30 PM to minimize disruption to school traffic. Once the water has been tested and determined to be clean then the temporary water piping will be removed. This removal should have minimal impact to traffic and will not normally require road closure.
  • Work will continue on Millburn Ave in Millburn for approximately 1 (one) more month and some work will take place in the future on Pierson Rd
  • No work will take place on Harvard Ave near Tuscan School, the valve at Valley and Harvard has been replaced already. 
  • If any major work needs to be done where Valley St will need to be detoured this will be done on a Saturday where commuter and the school will not be affected (unless an emergent repair situation arises).
  • The contractor will hire officers for traffic control as needed for any additional work in an effort to maximize safety and minimize traffic disruption.
  • With regard to the impact to traffic at Tuscan School, parents are still encouraged to always use caution, obey the law, and whenever possible minimize driving in the area of Tuscan School. Maplewood Police will provide police patrols in the area of Tuscan School on the first day of school, and periodically thereafter to assist with traffic flow and enforcement.
  • Nixle traffic advisory messages will be used until the conclusion of the project to provide daily updates to the public.
  • The Maplewood Police Department thanks the community for their cooperation and understanding during this lengthy and complex project.



Maplewood Avenue at Baker Street Traffic Detours As of 9/6/16



As a result of a sewer construction project there will be temporary road closures and traffic detours at the intersection of Maplewood Ave and Baker Street and at Dunnell Road at Baker Street between the dates of September 6th and September 8th, 2016 between the hours of 9AM and 3 PM. Please consider alternate routes and plan for possible delays.



TUESDAY, 9/6/16:

Vehicular Access:

Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Baker Street between Maplewood Avenue and Dunnell Road will have limited circulation.  It is likely that there will be a single lane open for car traffic during this time.

Pedestrian Circulation:

The sidewalks on both sides of Baker Street between Maplewood Avenue and Dunnell road will remain open.  The pedestrian walkway along the railroad tracks will be fully open.

Access to the Arturo’s/Village Coffee: Parking Lot 7:

The Baker Street entrance will be closed, but entry will remain open from Maplewood Avenue. Parking will remain available in the north portion of the lot, adjacent to the north side of the Village Coffee building.  There will be limited parking available in the Village Coffee lot in the spots along the tracks; about half the parking spots, in the portion of the lot closest to Baker Street, will be unavailable. 



WEDNESDAY 9/7/16, THURSDAY 9/8/16, FRIDAY 9/9/16:

Vehicular Access:

Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Baker Street between Maplewood Avenue and Dunnell Road will be entirely closed to vehicular traffic.  The street will reopen after 3 p.m. and remain open until the next morning.

Pedestrian Circulation:

The sidewalks on both sides of Baker Street between Maplewood Avenue and Dunnell road will remain open.  The pedestrian walkway along the railroad tracks will be fully open.

Access to the Arturo’s/Village Coffee Parking Lot:

The Baker Street entrance will be closed, but entry will remain open from Maplewood Avenue. Parking will remain available in the north portion of the lot, adjacent to the north side of the Village Coffee building.  There will be limited parking available in the Village Coffee lot in the spots along the tracks; about half the parking spots, in the portion of the lot closest to Baker Street, will be unavailable.















574 Valley St.
Maplewood Township, NJ 07040
Ph: (973) 762-8120