A stall in state approval has pushed a road-repaving project in Wyckoff back, but township officials say they hope it will be completed before Thanksgiving.
In June, the state Department of Transportation announced it awarded a $150,000 grant to Wyckoff to repave Newtown Road. Township officials explained at a meeting Tuesday night that the late-in-the-year announcement of the grant, process of engineering the plan for the roadwork and getting state approval of the plan has pushed the schedule of it actually happening to the fall.
Tuesday night, the township committee approved a resolution to go out to bid for the project, which will repave the heavily-trafficked roadway from the Midland Park border to Henry Place.
Though officials said they would have, “ideally” wanted to repave the road during the summer months, while school was out, the process did not allow for it.
Officials also said they hope the project will be finished by mid-November, so as not to disrupt holiday shopping traffic to Wyckoff’s business district.