Ridge Road Construction Closures Begin Thursday
Access to the school buildings, library and CFA will be impacted
Road construction and repaving on Ridge Road is set to begin Thursday, and drivers should anticipate limited access to and through the roadway, Mahwah Police Captain Robert Sinnaeve said in an announcement Wednesday.
Ridge Road, between Lydia Lane and West Ramapo Avenue, will be closed to thru traffic. Access to the public library, the four Mahwah schools on Ridge Road, and the Center for Food Action will be limited to local traffic only during the closures, and "delays to reach those locations should be expected," Sinnaeve said.
Impacts to those buildings may not be too great, as the library is closed through Labor Day for re-carpeting, and the schools are not in session until September.
This week, Ridge Road will be closed for road milling at the following times:
- Thursday, 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Though the road closures will continue into next week during the paving of the road, township engineer Mike Kelly said at a town council meeting earlier this summer that all roadwork would be finished by the time school starts.
According to Sinnaeve, the road is scheduled to be closed Monday and Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but closures should not last beyond Tuesday.
The repaving of Ridge Road is one of the major components of the township's 2012 Roads Program.