Borough and state officials officially broke ground on the McBride Avenue Streetscape Project Phases 5 & 6 on Thurs., June 25 near the corner of McBride Ave. and Dowling Pkwy. These two phases will connect Newby Ave. (near School #1) to Dowling Pkwy. (at the clock tower in Dowling Gardens).
The New Jersey Department of Transportation awarded the Borough of Woodland Park two grants for these work efforts in the amounts of $575,000 for Phase 5 and $351,000 for Phase 6, thanks to Gov. Phil Murphy, State Senator Kristin Corrado and Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Kevin J. Rooney andtheir continuous support in securing the grants.
The streetscape project for McBride Ave. began in Mar. 2017 at Glover Ave. When completed, improvements will have been made all along the entire stretch of the road in town. Work has been completely funded through a series of State and County grants.
Phase 4 is also underway, from Ray Ave. on the Little Falls border along the thoroughfare to past the Peckman River bridge. Some businesses along this stretch are contributing to their portion of the streetscape, including the Woodland Park Range and the redeveloper of Kearfott, which Mayor Keith Kazmark said has agreed to pick up the costs of the entire length of streetscape that will line their property.