10/30/2018 - McBride Streetscape Phase 3 awarded at Oct. 17 Meeting
The Mayor and Council awarded a contract for Phase 3 of the Borough’s “McBride Avenue Streetscape” project at the Oct. 17 meeting to Zuccaro Inc., of Garfield, N.J. for $273,821.
To date, the Borough of Woodland Park has received over $1 million for the project in NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and Passaic County Corridor Enhancement Program funding.
The initial streetscape project was completed last year. Phases 1 and 2 were completed along McBride Avenue from Glover Avenue to Hillery Street.
Phase 3 will move the project along McBride from Hillery to Newby Avenue. Work began on Oct. 30.
The project’s aim is to make the Borough’s stretch of McBride Avenue more pedestrian, bike and patron-friendly, as well as ensuring safe and convenient access to retail and dining establishments. Additionally, the improvements make the sidewalks safer for children walking to and from school.
Grants have been obtained for Phases 4 and 5. Applications for funding are out for Phases 6 and 7. Funding is not yet set for Phase 8, which will complete the project, ending up at the Little Falls border. The final phase will be applied for in 2019.
The improvements include ADA-compliant, barrier-free curb ramps with detectable warning surfaces, decorative brick pavers, decorative lighting, new street signs, new driveway aprons, trash and recycling receptacles, planters and bike racks. The decorative lighting will match that which has been installed at Dowling Gardens.