The annual National Night Out will take place Tuesday, Aug 7 in Secaucus at 5 p.m. in Buchmuller Park. The park is located across the street from the Plaza Center. The night out is a nationwide event for residents and local police to mingle and establish closer communication and cooperation.
Route 495 lane closures could affect traffic for 2-3 years
Lincoln Tunnel-area commuters, brace yourselves. The state Department of Transportation was set to close traffic lanes on Route 495, starting Aug. 10, according to a press release.
The headaches commence with the closure of the 31st Street ramp from JFK Boulevard to 495 westbound in North Bergen on the 10th. Traffic will be detoured onto Paterson Plank Road. On the 17th, one lane on 495 will be closed 24/7 in both directions. This will severely limit roadway capacity.
The shutdowns are part of a massive $90.3 million, state-funded rehabilitation project on the Route 495 Bridge.
Work on the span includes repairing and reconstructing the bridge deck, replacing and strengthening its deteriorated structural steel, and repairing and painting the substructure. The project's first phase began in September of 2017 with local street improvements.
The entire project is projected to finish around summer 2021. Motorists are advised to consider alternative routes during that time, such as the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, public transportation, or carpooling. For more information, email the DOT at DOTOutreachRT495@dot.nj.gov, or call (201) 408-8495.
Town will auction surplus property
The town will hold a public auction sale of its property, from Aug. 9 at 6 a.m. to Aug. 16 at 6 p.m.. Officials will be auctioning a 2004 Black 4 Door Volvo S60 and a 1996 KME Engine 1500 GPM Waterous 2 Stage Pump 55’ Firestix w/Akron MS. The online auction site is at www.govdeals.com.
The buyer is responsible for all aspects of the removal of the purchased items, including loading and transportation from town property. The payment terms of the sale are posted on the website. All items must be removed within 10 business days of the close of the auction or ownership will revert to the Town of Secaucus.
School board members file for Nov elections
For the Secaucus school board elections, incumbents Lou Giele, Joan Cali, and Norma Hanley have filed to run again this year. Their challengers include Barbara Strobert, Mary Eccles, and Enrico Bolognino, who ran last year. Each term lasts three years. The general election is on Nov. 6.