This morning the Township of Millburn was informed that the Order for Temporary Restraints, to halt construction of Complete Streets Phase One, was denied. The Township will continue construction of Phase One as outlined below.
As has been the idea since the early stages of pre-construction planning, the Township will balance the progress of construction with the interests of the downtown merchants during the holiday season (Thanksgiving to New Year’s).
•First three (3) weeks of November will be focused on completing the phase one work on Millburn Avenue from Spring Street to Main Street and ensuring that the roadways are free of construction equipment and fully accessible throughout the holidays. This includes the pouring of sidewalks and bump outs currently under construction from Town Hall to Spring Street.
•The south east corner of Millburn Ave and Main Street will be demoed beginning 11/7 with the bump out, lighting foundations and granite pavers projected to be completed by 11/18.
•On 11/28 the construction of a new road running from Essex Street to Millburn Ave on the western side of Town Hall will begin. This work will continue throughout the month of December. There will be no impact to Millburn Avenue. Business Permit holders will be temporarily impacted and asked to park in Lot 19.
•All lighting installations along Main Street and Millburn Avenue will be done after the New Year. This includes street lighting and new traffic signals.
•Remaining Phase One work will be completed in the spring of 2017. This work will include construction from Spring Street to Douglas Street and corner improvements at the intersection of Essex Street and Main Street. The remaining corners are at Common Lot and the Clock Plaza. All plantings of trees and native plant beds will be started in the spring.
•Free parking will remain in effect until January 1, 2017.