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Monday, March 23, 2015

Park Avenue closed for NJT overpass construction

Electronic noticeboards have been in place
for several days -- the closure starts today.

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, Plainfield's Park Avenue will be closed between North Avenue and Fourth Street for reconstruction work on the New Jersey Transit overpass. The work is expected to be completed on or about April 19, according to notices delivered by the city's emergency communications outlets to subscribers. (If you are not on the notification list, go to the city's home page here to sign up -- they are very useful.)

The Park Avenue project is one half of two projected by NJT for this year. The other will involved the Watchung Avenue overpass, which is being planned for later in the summer and will involve an innovative construction technique never used before in New Jersey, according to NJT officials.

Plan now for alternate routes -- Central, Watchung, Grant/West End, Richmond, or Leland are all good altenatives if your object is getting through to Route 22.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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