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October 12, 2018

Maplewood Village Construction Update

Maplewood Avenue Paving Project

Phase one installation of the bump outs on the west side of Maplewood Avenue is continuing at a quick pace!   The drainage improvements at the intersections of Durand, Lenox and Baker should be completed today.  All of next week, the stone and concrete bases for the pavers in the newly-installed bump outs at these intersections will be set.  Secured staging of project-related material and equipment will continue in the parking lot at 60 Woodland Road, resulting in the temporary loss of about 10 parking spots. 

The Maplewood Police Department will continue to assist in any pedestrian/vehicular detours as needed during the project. 

Please keep in mind:  1) There will be no construction or sidewalk/street impediments on Halloween and 2) The project will be suspended on November 16 until after the New Year to allow for our usual village holiday festivities and shopping period!

This is an important civic project that will enhance both the safety and the look of Maplewood Village.  The Township is committed to minimizing inconvenience to the public and merchants during this project, and will continue to provide weekly updates on the Township website, email blasts, Twitter and via the Maplewood Construction News Facebook page.

If you have questions or concerns about the project, contact the Maplewood Business Administrator, Sonia Alves-Viveiros, at (973) 762-8120, ext. 2000, or SViveiros@twp.maplewood.nj.us.


October 8, 2018 - As part of the aesthetic enhancement and safety upgrades to Maplewood Village, the Township will be replacing the existing sidewalk pavers on both sides of Maplewood Avenue and installing traffic-calming bump outs on Maplewood Avenue’s west side. During the course of the project, which will begin on October 1, the Township will advise of any loss of parking spots, and temporary closures of sidewalks and/or vehicular detours. The Maplewood Police Department will have officers assist in pedestrian and vehicular detours as needed.

 
The project schedule (subject to change due to inclement weather):
 
October 1-5 Contractor will install curb bump outs at three intersections of the west side of Maplewood Avenue: at Durand Road, Baker Street, and Lenox Place. The bump outs will increase the sidewalk area and slow vehicular traffic. Sidewalks in these areas will be intermittently partially closed.
 
(Updated) October 8-29 Contractor will install drainage improvements at the edge of the existing curbing and in the area of the newly-installed bump outs. Contractor will install pavers in the newly constructed bump outs.  The road improvements will include the milling and paving of Maplewood Avenue from Durand Road to Lenox Place.
There will be no construction or sidewalk/street impediments on Halloween
 
(Updated) November 16 suspended until April 1, 2019
 
(Updated) April 1, 2019 Remobilize sidewalk construction.  The work will begin on the north end of Maplewood Avenue, in discrete blocks, starting at Durand Road, east to Woodland Road, and continue in this order: on Maplewood Avenue, east on Inwood Place; on Maplewood Avenue east on Highland Avenue; on Maplewood Avenue, east on Baker; finally, Maplewood Avenue south to Lenox Place.  Updates to be provided on an ongoing basis.
 
Parking and Vehicular Circulation
The Township is committed to minimizing inconvenience to the public and merchants during this project. The Township will provide project updates on the Township website (twp.maplewood.nj.us), email blasts, Twitter (@MaplewoodTWP), Nixle (local.nixle.com/maplewood-police-department-nj) and via the Maplewood Township (facebook.com/MaplewoodTWP) and Maplewood Construction News Facebook page.
 
During the project, materials and equipment will be staged in the Woodland parking lot, resulting in the temporary loss of some parking spots. The Maplewood Police Department will secure the staging area, and assist in any vehicular detours as needed during the project.
 
If you have questions or concerns about the project, contact the Maplewood Business Administrator, Sonia Alves-Viveiros, at (973) 762-8120, ext. 2000 or twpadmin@twp.maplewood.nj.us.
 

December 5, 2017

New Jersey American Water will be starting a project to upgrade their water main sometime in January 2018. 

This will affect some of the traffic patterns at the intersection of Oakland Road and Dunnell Road (next to the fire station).  Below are maps of the proposed construction site and road closures.  The Township will follow up with updates to this announcement as more details are received by NJAW.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.


NJAW

NJAW

May 4, 2017 Second Update

The Village Coffee parking lot is fully operational and accessible. The parking restriction is as it has been: two hours.

May 4, 2017 Update

This coming Monday and Tuesday, May 8th and 9th, the pedestrian walkway along the NJT tracks, and the south pedestrian tunnel (northwest corner of the Village Coffee lot) will be closed.  Barring bad weather, the new sidewalk will be installed those two days, as well as the plaza at the village side entrance to the tunnel. 

April 27, 2017 Update

Access to the north end of the Village Coffee lot from Maplewood Avenue, and the parking spots in that portion of the lot, will be unavailable between today and next Friday, May 5th.

During this closure, the sanitary sewer line will be completed;  the curbing on the south side of the Clarus building will be installed; the north end of the Village Coffee lot from Maplewood Avenue to the railroad tracks will be re-graded, milled, paved; and the parking spots will be striped.  By late afternoon on Friday, May 5th, ALL parking spots will be restored in the north end of the Village Coffee lot.

During this time, pedestrian access to the NJ Transit tunnel will remain open. 

Construction Updates

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