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Kings Road Construction Starts On Monday

Ed Barmakian

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • 5:00am

CHATHAM, NJ - Construction of a pedestrian sidewalk along the north side of Kings Road will start on Monday, Sept. 30, it was announced by Vincent DeNave, borough engineer, on Monday at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting.

"It's slated to start Monday," DeNave said. "It will start with tree removal and go right into the sidewalk construction, which will go Division Avenue all the way to Lafayette."

The construction will include the sidewalk, two center islands, two flashing speed-limit signs to warn drivers to slow down and colorized road treatments, leading to the intersection of Lafayette Avenue.

More safety will be provided by two islands that will be placed in the middle of Kings Road, one near Division Avenue and the other near the entrance to the shopping plaza. The islands will be 30 feet long.

Chatham Borough received two grants from the NJDOT totaling $315,000 for the project, which means it will cost the borough only $13,528.69. Topline Construction Corp. of Somerville, the only bidder, was awarded the contract for the project.

The blinking light at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Chatham Street will be up and running by the end of the week ... The LAX Wall doesn't have field turf just yet, but it is open for use.

"The lacrosse wall is finished," DeNave said.  "Right now we have pervious pavement on there. We're waitng for field turf that is being donated. Instead of waiting for the field turf, we decided to put pervious pavement down so we could get it opened. Once the field turf is in, it will be a day or two turnaroud to put it in."

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