When Mayor Suzette Cavadas was sworn in on New Year’s Day, among her list of priorities and initiatives was a continued commitment to roads and infrastructure. As the weather starts to break, and the threat of snow diminishes, Township residents will start to see some action on the streets.
“One of the most important duties carried out by the Department of Public Works is ensuring the safety and quality of our roads,” said Cavadas.
Union is a unique township with state, county, and local roads that traverse it. While this is great news for prospective renters and homeowners looking to be close to major thoroughfares, it makes that maintenance of the roads in the township a taxing task requiring the coordination of several players.
This 2018 Road Program will be broken into three phases.
Phase one of the program is set to include:
- Berkshire Dr.
- Carlsen Dr.
- Pilgrim Way
- Union Ave.
- Victor Ave.
Phase two will continue with:
- Andrew St. North
- Bushnell St.
- Concord Ave.
- Concord Pl.
- Crane Pl.
- Delaware Ave.
- Howard St.
Phase three of the program will address:
- Erhardt St (Vauxhall Rd. to Sayre Rd. South)
- Harmony Rd.
- Lancaster Rd.
- Patton Ave.
- Reeves Terr.
- Shearer Ave
- Susan Pl.
- Woodmont Rd.
- Stuyvesant Ave. (Morris Ave. to Elmwood Ave.)
Throughout the life of the program an additional 64 roads that were uprooted by the utility companies will also be serviced, making the total number of roads targeted by the program more than 80.
The program is funded by long term capital improvement financing with the addition of a County of Union Infrastructure Grant plus a Community Development Block Grant.
In addition, the County is expected to work on Stuyvesant Ave from Vauxhall Rd. to the Irvington line, and the State is projected to be working on Morris Ave from the Springfield line to Caldwell Ave and Morris Ave from Lehigh Ave to North Ave.
For more information on the 2018 Road Program, please visit http://www.uniontownship.com/768/2018-Road-Program or contact Natalie Pineiro, Township of Union, Public Information Officer, 908-851-5096 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org