Posted on: August 7, 2017

Engineering Department


Resident Notifications Date: August 7th, 2017

Re: Academy Street Road Improvements-Phase 2 (from Massel Terrace to Maplewood border)

Dear Resident: We are sending this notice out to you to inform you of the curb, sidewalk & drainage work that is planned to start the week of August 14th, 2017

The work will be from 7 am to 4 pm and is planned to take 3 months, weather permitting.

When this part of the project is completed, the milling and paving of the roadway will be scheduled. You will receive an additional notice for that.

You may notice yellow, blue, green and/ or red spray paint markings in the road and sidewalk area. They are to help locate the respective underground utilities in the area.

Also, during this time, your driveway access will be limited. Although this can be an inconvenience, we will try to minimize this disruption. During this construction period, cars will not be allowed to be parked on the road. You may park in your driveway overnight, but we recommend you relocate them to a side street prior to the start of work if you plan on driving that day.

If you need to park overnight on the roadway, please contact the South Orange Police Department at 973-763-3000 or the Parking Authority at 973-378-7715 x 2037 and inform them that there is roadwork on your street.

If you have a sprinkler system near the curb and sidewalk area, please locate them for the Contractor. The Village and Contractor will not be responsible for damages. If damages do occur, please notify me.

Please do not approach or attempt to discuss the project with individual workers as they do not have the authority to make changes to the project scope or perform additional work. 

Any disturbed areas as a result of the work being performed will be top soiled and seeded.

If you have questions regarding road closures or specific construction issues, please contact:

Ed Gulyas

South Orange Village Deputy Department Head of Engineering        973-378-7715 x 2266

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