Main Interceptor Sewer to be Rehabilitated in Parts of Paterson, Impacting Traffic
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • 2:59pm
PATERSON, NJ - Sewer lines in the city will be undergoing maintenance and repair, causing closure of the left lane on McLean Blvd. (Route 20) for about a month.
The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) has announced it will commence work on its Main Interceptor Sewer in portions of Paterson, as well as in Clifton and Passaic, where lines are scheduled to be rehabilitated.
Construction activity is under way in each direction on Route 20 (McLean Boulevard) at 18th Avenue in Paterson. The left lane is closed for repairs until further notice. Work on this portion of Route 20 is anticipated to be completed by mid-November. The anticipated completion date is September 2014. Individual durations are anticipated to last from three months to seven months.
Motorists should expect delays on Route 20 and are encouraged to use alternate routes or to plan more travel time.
The project is broken down into three construction site locations in Paterson:
1. Fifth Avenue, East 12th Street, and Fourth Avenue in Paterson
2. Route 20 (McClean Boulevard) between East 33rd Street and East 35th Street in Paterson
3. Route 20 (McClean Boulevard) between 18th Avenue and 21st Avenue in Paterson
The $17.9 million infrastructure project consists of rehabilitating 100-year-old sewer lines utilizing trenchless technologies (i.e. cured-in-place pipe and slip-lining). Designed to minimize traffic disturbances and disruptions, trenchless technologies still require smaller excavations and access pits in order to approach a smaller footprint. Also, because PVSC’s Main Interceptor Sewer was also constructed to flow by gravity, the rehabilitations and excavations are more challenging during construction.
As the project advances, PVSC will provide updates. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check www.511nj.org for real-time travel information.