With the summer months approaching, various construction projects will be occurring throughout the Township. The areas stated below are a preliminary list as start dates are still being determined and are subject to change.
In efforts to notify residents and commuters of the possibility of road closures, detours and increased traffic the Township will be updating its website and Twitter as construction progresses. Please keep these projects in mind while driving through town:
•Complete Streets- Check the Township website for updates.
•Papermill Playhouse – Parking lot improvements and resurfacing.
Brookside Drive will be closed daily from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM from August 3rd to August 19th. The road closure will be between Old Short Hills Road and Glen Avenue. There will be a soft closure at Old Short Hills Road and Glen Avenue, with a hard closure past the rear parking lot of the Paper Mill Play House and Parking Lot C on Brookside Drive.
Access will still be available to the Paper Mill Playhouse and vehicles can park in adjacent lots on Brookside Drive. Emergency Vehicles cannot pass through the road closure.
•Short Hills Train Station Lot 3 (Chatham Road) – Parking Lot 3 (Short Hills Train Station Parking Lot) will be partially closed Monday August 8th for approximately two (2) weeks for construction. Construction includes new curbing around the exterior perimeter of the lot as well as repaving and re-striping the entire lot.
During this time please only park in open sections of Lot 3 where construction is not taking place. Do not move the barriers or park in areas that have been closed off. Lot 8 between Baltusrol Way and Short Hills Ave will remain open during this time. For additional parking please use the Parking Deck located on Essex Street and Lackawanna Place in Downtown Millburn.
•Whittingham Terrace – Road Improvements including milling and paving, curb replacement, barrier free ramps, drainage and resurfacing. Bids are being received July 6th with the possibility of awarding the bid on July 19th. The project area is from Millburn Avenue to Ridgewood Road. Residents affected by construction will be notified by the contractor. Construction should conclude in September.
•Great Hills Road – Projected construction on Great Hills Road will be postponed due to the Governor’s order to stop all projects being funded by the Transportation Trust Fund. The Township will be monitoring the status of the stop work order so that work can begin as soon as possible.