Busy Downtown Crosswalk to Be Closed for Two Days
The walkway between Gito and Coco across Millburn Avenue needs to be closed for the bridge construction project.
Cruz Construction workers are getting ready to put the pre-fabricated pieces of the new Millburn Avenue bridge into place, but it means one of downtown's busiest crosswalks will be closed for two days.
James Suell, a Millburn Township Committee member, said during Tuesday's meeting the crosswalk on Millburn Avenue between Gito and Coco will be closed on Monday and Tuesday next week. The crosswalk needs to be closed because of the crane and other heavy equipment needed to install the pre-fabricated pieces of the bridge on those days.
The construction crew installed the first half of the pre-fabricated pieces of the new bridge in October during the first phase of construction. A truck would pull up with a piece, a crane would pick it up and put it to where it was to be installed and workers would set the piece in its place.
Suell reiterated Tuesday night the message county officials gave last week to Patch that the bridge remains on schedule to be completed by the March 1 deadline.
Workers started the $1.7 million project in July to demolish and replace the bridge, closing half of the bridge and the sidewalk. In late October workers installed the pre-fabricated pieces of the new bridge on the south side. Businesses are open in the area, although they've suffered some problems. The construction shifted to the north side of the bridge in November, and township officials said in December the project was ahead of schedule.