Mahwah residents should expect some road closures along Macarthur Boulevard this week. But, township officials say the roadwork project should be short-lived, and only carried out at night in an effort to reduce inconveniences.
The westbound side of Macarthur Boulevard from Ridge Road to the Route 17 overpass will be getting a facelift, thanks to a $150K state grant announced earlier this year. According to an update on the project from township engineer Mike Kelly at a council meeting last week, a section of the roadway will be milled and repaved this Thursday and Friday nights.
The work will lead to detours and road closures, Kelly said. But, they will likely not interfere with school traffic because all of the work will be completed at night, officials said.
Milling on Thursday and paving on Friday will likely begin at around 6 p.m. each night, Kelly said. Contractors anticipate finishing the project Friday, and will not be working daytime hours, he said.
“There is going to be noise, and there are going to be inconveniences,” in terms of road closures, Kelly told the township council. “But, we are trying to limit those inconveniences.”
The project is not expected to interfere with the Department of Transportation’s reconstruction of the Macarthur Boulevard Route 17 overpass, an ongoing road project happening simultaneously.