Complete Streets Construction Update 8/8/2016
A Look at the Week Ahead:
-Main Street has been and will remain closed until mid August. Please follow the detour (see below) in place. Pedestrian safety is of extreme importance during this process. Please adhere to all detours, both road and sidewalk, by staying out of cordoned off areas and construction sites at all times.
Over the next week Flanagan’s Construction will be working on the following tasks:
-Completion of curbs and sidewalks being framed and poured with concrete
-Lighting foundations and conduit will be placed
-Pouring of roadway on Main Street between Starbucks and Charlie Brown’s from center line to Charlie Brown’s side of Main St.
-Demolition and preparation of sidewalk on Millburn Ave will continue
During this same period of time various utilities will be conducting work in the Main Street area:
New Jersey American Water will move and replace existing hydrant.
Work completed during the week of 8/1/2016:
-Demolition of sidewalk on Main Street
-Set stone base for sidewalk and started forming and pouring some areas with concrete
PSE&G: Finished gas modernization system from Millburn Ave to Essex Street
JCP&L: Placed 2 telephone poles on Main Street and 1 on the corner of Main Street and Millburn Ave
NJAW: Replaced two fire hydrants, one at the corner by Starbucks and the one on the corner by Fiamma.
All businesses on Main Street between Essex Street and Millburn Ave are open for business during Complete Streets Construction. Businesses include:
• Fiamma Wood Fired Pizza
• 12 Islands Greek Taverna
• Charlie Brown’s
• The Coffee Mill
• Starbucks Coffee
• Millburn Cameras ASAP Photo
• Eye Q Opticians
• Soothing Zen Day Spa
Main Street Northbound: at Millburn Ave turn right and proceed east until the intersection of Essex Street (Annie Sez), turn left and proceed west on Essex Street. At third traffic light, turn right and precede north on Main Street/Old Short Hills Road.
Main Street Southbound: at Essex Street turn right and proceed west until Douglas Street. Turn left on Douglas Street (Fire Station) and proceed south to Millburn Avenue. At Millburn Avenue, turn left and proceed west until first traffic light. At first traffic light, turn night and proceed south on Main Street.
Phase 1 of Complete Streets construction is expected to last through the fall with an anticipated completion date in November. The Downtown area will remain open for business and pedestrian foot traffic during construction.
The link below features the Complete Streets Initiative. This webpage provides details on the projected traffic plans related to the Downtown business area of Millburn.