Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Schedule is dependent on good weather and equipment working properly.
Officials have determined which 10 roadways will be resurfaced this year. Roadways will typically remain open to traffic during milling and preparation work but will be closed when being paved. Resurfaced streets are typically re-opened to traffic by 6 p.m. The schedule is dependent on the weather and equipment not breaking down. Work is scheduled to occur on these streets beginning on the following dates: For more information and for updates on progress, click here. Questions should be directed to town engineer Fernando Zapata at 973-694-1800, ext. 3333. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Water may become discolored while work is begin done.
The water department will begin flushing the township’s water system Sunday. Flushing of the water mains will take place between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Sunday nights to Friday mornings. Water may become discolored as a result of the flushing. Water should be allowed to run long enough so any sediment in the lines is removed, including in laundry areas, and it is clear. The work is expected to last four to six weeks. Should discoloration continue for more than three hours, residents should call the water division office at 973-694-5090 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Four breaks occurred on Saturday, an 'uncommon' event, officials said.
Several water main pipes have broken in the past few days, closing roads and causing traffic delays in town. There were four water main breaks on Saturday, two “small” and two “large,” said Heather Vitz-Del Rio, water and sewer superintendent, an “uncommon event” she added. The breaks reportedly occurred on Valley Road, Chapel Place, Lower Valley Road, French Hill Road and Hopper Lane. Water service to homes was interrupted in a few of the incidents. PSE&G workers caused another break on Ratzer Road near Greenrale Avenue on Monday when they put a pole through a water main. The company repaired the damage. Vitz-Del Rio said about 50 water main breaks occur annually. “We do typically have more breaks in the winter than in the summer,” she …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Substance is put on town roads a few days before snow is forecast to
The township is utilizing saltwater to prevent the build up of snow on roads. Department of Works (DPW) personnel have coated roads with a special brine mixture, which is basically saltwater, to prevent snow from accumulating. The township started using the mixture last year. “The intent is to create a barrier so that it’s less likely snow will get packed on,” said Geroge Holzapfel, DPW director. Between two and four inches of snow is forecast to fall on North Jersey Thursday into Friday. A winter weather advisory is in effect. The mixture is loaded into eight dump trucks and slowly dripped onto roadways two days before it is scheduled to snow. “We believe that by doing it we’re going to reduce our overall salt consumption we won’t have …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Second broken water main in that area in less than 10 days.
A broken water main closed part of Black Oak Ridge Road Wednesday night. The break occurred Wednesday night at about 8:30 p.m. Black Oak Ridge Road was closed from Route 23 South to Newark Pompton Turnpike to repair the broken pipe. It is the second water main pipe to break in the area in recent weeks. Another water main broke on Newark Pompton Turnpike near Black Oak Ridge Road Feb. 20. Newark Pompton Turnpike was closed for sevearl hours while the break was repaired. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Water was flowing down both sides of the street late Wednesday night.
Authorities were working to fix a broken water main on Canton Road late Wednesday night. Canton Road was closed at the intersection of Deerfield Road and near Farmingdale Road. Water was rushing down both sides of Canton Road, flowing out of storm drains. Police at the scene would not comment on how much damage they thought was done, what caused the break to occur, or how many people in the area, if any, would be without water Wednesday night into Thursday morning. A representative from the Department of Public Works could not be reached for comment early Thursday morning. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Streets will be milled and repaved.
Grand Street and Mommouth Avenue will be closed for part of the next few days while they are repaired and repaved. The roadways will be closed to traffic while they are milled Oct. 22 and 23. Paving is scheduled to take place on Oct. 24. Milling will start on Grand Street and move to Mommouth Avenue. The streets should be re-opened to traffic by 7 p.m.. Expect delays in the area. A notice issued by the township did not say when on Oct. 22 the road closings would begin. The schedule is dependent on good weather and equipment functioning properly. Residents with questions should contact Charles Traficante, project engineer at 973-694-1800, ext. 3414. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
DPW personnel were on the scene repairing the pipe. Roadway was expected to be closed for hours.
A water main broke on Valley Road Thursday night, causing its closure in certain sections. Personnel on the scene said they expected the road to remain closed into late night/early morning. Motorists were prohibited form making a left-hand turn onto Valley Road from MacDonald Drive. Valley Road coming from Riverview Drive was closed, while the road heading toward Riverview Drive was open. Department of Public Works (DPW) officials could not be reached for comment Thursday night. DPW personnel were using a backhoe to clear the area where the water main broke. They said Valley Road would probably remain closed until midnight or 2 a.m. Friday morning. Wayne Police were at the scene directing traffic. — Have a question or news tip? Contact …