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Traffic Disruptions to Continue at Wyckoff and Franklin Avenues

Roadwork may extend into Thursday, an official said

Underground roadwork that caused traffic back ups at a busy township intersection on Monday and Tuesday will be continued Wednesday and possibly Thursday, a PSE&G representative told the township Tuesday.

Complications at Franklin and Wyckoff avenues caused the utility company to revise its work schedule.

"I was told late today that due to the grouping of all sorts of utility pipes in that narrow stretch of road that it will probably take a full day tomorrow and possibly into Thursday," said Township Administrator Bob Shannon at a committee work session Tuesday.

Shannon added that he would send an email blast to residents if the utility company notifies the township that work would definitely continue beyond Wednesday.

PSE&G crews have finished work at Newtown Road and Girard Avenue, and were in the process of ripping up asphalt at Franklin and Wyckoff avenues before they backtrack towards Frances Place.

The Wyckoff/Franklin intersection was a particular troubling spot for township police because of the confluence of roads linking neighboring towns such as Franklin Lakes, Oakland, Waldwick Ridgewood and Ramsey.   

Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox  that the he expected conditions on the roads leading to the intersection to be a disaster, but Wyckoff Police on the scene Tuesday were handling traffic deftly.  

"[Fox] and his officers did a pretty good job keeping things moving," Committeeman Rudy Boonstra said Tuesday. 

A number of other streets are still on PSE&G's to-do list for the summer, including Cedar Hill Avenue between Wyckoff Avenue and Maple Drive.

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