Project Owner: County of Union

Project Description: Bridge Replacement

Location: Short Hills Ave, Springfield

Date: On Or About Tuesday, December 8, 2021

Duration: Approximately 4 months (Mid-April 2022)

Project Manager: Patrick Hughes, Colliers Engineering & Design, 732-704-5927

Contractor: Ritacco Construction, Inc. (973) 751-4848

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Please be advised that Short Hills Ave from Woodstone Cir. to Forest Dr in Millburn/Springfield will be closed to through traffic due to construction. The date and duration of the project are referenced above. Affected residents and businesses should be aware that there the mobilization and prep work on the part of the contractor will have an impact on all local traffic.

The township of Springfield offers a Park & Ride Jitney Service from Springfield Community Pool Parking Lot (44 Morrison Road) to NJ Transit Short Hills Train Station. Please follow this link

The work being performed will consist of the replacement of the existing culvert superstructure beneath the roadway and the installation of a new precast 3-sided culvert structure. The associated construction work will include the demolition of the existing roadway and bridge structure that will be starting on/or about December 08, 2021. Upon completion of the removal of the exiting Short Hills Culvert structure, a new 16” watermain will be installed beneath the structure, which will be followed by the installation of the new precast concrete culvert structure that will be placed on top of newly constructed concrete footings. The Project also includes roadway construction, drainage improvements, new sidewalks, and concrete curb installations. Due to the nature of the work involved, the amount of workers and machinery required, full road closure 24/7 will be necessary in the area of work to optimize the safety of the work crews and motoring public alike.

A clearly marked detour route is established and maintained by our contractor. Emergency vehicles and pedestrian traffic will not be allowed through the work zone during the full road closure and should plan accordingly. Access to residences, including deliveries and other services, in the work zone will be allowed as much as possible.

The County recognizes the inconvenience that any road construction may cause and apologizes for any difficulties encountered. The County shall make every effort to have the work completed as soon as possible.


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