Signs posted on both ends of Caldwell Place indicate the construction will begin on or about Thursday. Check back with Patch for updates.
The Township of Springfield is advising residents that construction work on Caldwell Place will begin Monday, weather permitting.
This project is funded through a grant from the State Department of Transportation. While the entire road will be closed for a period of 30 days, it will be accessible to Caldwell School and local traffic only except during the milling process and while pavement is being placed. The road will be open for emergency vehicles at all times.
Springfield residents have asked why the work couldn't have been completed during the summer before school resumed.
Township Administrator Anthony Cancro said because funding comes from a competitive grant from the State, the Township only found out about the award in late summer. The engineering design worked need to be done, said Cancro, who added that it is a complex job involving milling, paving, curb, sidewalk work, and drainage. The Township then needed to advertise, pick a contractor, award the work, and have the Township Committee approve the award.
"Please accept our apologies in advance for the inconveniences that you will encounter during the construction period," he said. "We will do our best to minimize those inconveniences.
"If you have a question or a concern with the work being done by the contractor, please do not discuss it with the contractor’s employees but rather call the Engineering Department at 973-912-2219 and we will be happy to help."
The Township thanks residents in advance for their cooperation and patience.