One municipal project that has caused a nuisance for cross-town drivers this summer will be completed on time, and before school starts, according to an update at a recent township council meeting.
The closure on West Airmount Road is on track to reopen by September 1, three days before the first day of school, township Business Administrator Brian Campion announced at a council meeting last Thursday.
According to Campion, two components of the project are yet to be finished, a gas line needs to be moved, and a water line needs to be tested. Both should be completed by the beginning of next month, he said.
“It looks like [this project] will be completed on schedule and on budget,” he said Thursday.
The roadwork, which has shut down the roadway for most of the summer, took up most of the township’s budget for the 2013 road improvement program. It cost Mahwah about $770,000 to have a corroded underground pipe underneath the roadway replaced, relocate water and gas pipes, repair the sanitary sewer line, and repave the road.
Part of the roadwork contract included a September 1 deadline.