Among many improvements in the city, the Main Street Road Diet is probably the most controversial, especially at this time while the construction is well underway. There is much more happening in the city, and The AP Sun has it covered right here!
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“Main Street Road Diet
• The NJDOT is reportedly ahead of schedule on improvements to the state-owned Main Street. Utility relocation is ongoing, concrete work, which includes curb ramps and sidewalks, started at the north end of the project and has reached Fifth Avenue.
• Traffic signal installation has just begun at the north end.
• The Deal Lake Drive portion of Route 71 is expected to be paved by year’s end
• The entire stretch of Main Street is expected to be completed by late 2019.
“It is important to understand that any project of this magnitude on a busy commercial corridor is going to be disruptive,” Manzella said. “When it is complete, the City will have new streets, sidewalks, and traffic signals for our Main Street.”