NORTH BERGEN, NJ – Construction work is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks on a major sewer infrastructure improvement project on Bergenline Avenue that will result in the replacement of dozens of pipes, some of which have been in service for more than 50 years. The aging equipment will be lined and/or replaced in phase one of the $2 million project, which is expected to last until February before resuming in the Spring and continuing off and on for the next two to three years.
“While we never like to cause disruption and inconvenience to residents and businesses, this project is absolutely necessary to prevent dangerous events like sinkholes and cave-ins that are often associated with aging sewer infrastructure,” said Township Administrator Chris Pianese. “This project will considerably improve our infrastructure and protect residents and businesses alike.”
During the mobilization period that is scheduled to begin on January 5th and the construction period that is slated to last from January 12th until mid February depending on weather conditions, traffic flow on Bergenline Avenue will be restricted to one lane each way and there will be no parking on the street. In addition, Bergenline Avenue will not be accessible via 79th Street when traveling Eastbound. The township is working with businesses and residents in the area to inform the public about the project and minimize disruption. Anyone with questions or concerns is encouraged to call the Department of Public Works at 201-392-2128.