Though Springfield residents have expressed concern that the culvert replacement project on Hillside Avenue, which began in July, will create gridlock around town when schools open Monday, Sept. 9, the work is expected to continue through Oct. 8, according to the Township.
On its website, Springfield Township announced its police and engineering departments met with the county engineer, the county consulting engineer overseeing this project and a Board of Education representative to discuss the status of the work, which was expected to wrap up by Sept. 8.
A water main, which conflicted with the new culvert, needed to be relocated by the water company, creating an approximate three-week delay and pushing the completion date to Oct. 18. But an expedited construction schedule, agreed to by the County, is expected to "shave 10 days off," making Oct. 8 the project's target end date, according to the Township.
The BOE will divert one school bus onto Route 22 and will contact parents accordingly. The Township will provide additional updates in the coming weeks, the site stated.