Starting on or about Monday, July 21, 2014 NJ American Water Company will be starting a large water main replacement project along Rt 524, which is expected to last for the next 4-6 weeks. The project will begin in the area of Wyckoff Mills Road and will run for approximately 8,000 feet east to the area of Havens Bridge Road. Pipes will run along Rt 524, up Howell Road, into Surry Downs, and completely through Patterson Drive. The project will call for both lanes of Rt 524 to be shut down at Wyckoff Mills and Havens Bridge at 7:00am and will remain closed until 5:00pm Monday – Friday. When the road is reopened, it will be paved every night and passable. During the day emergency vehicles will be able to pass through the area if need be; however, at times we may need to follow the posted detours or make other arrangements depending on the emergency.
During this time, police officers will be posted at either end of the road closure (Wyckoff Mills Road and Havens Bridge Road), as well as a third officer to monitor traffic at Havens Bridge Road and Casino Drive, due to the poor visibility at the intersection. Officers will allow residents and emergency vehicles to travel through the area on an as needed basis, depending on the work area. Detours and alternate routes will be posted for ease of traffic flow.