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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Update 9/4: Old Short Hills Road Culvert Replacement

Image of Old Short Hills Road and Parsonage Hill Road

Update 9/4:

Weather permitting, the Old Short Hills Road culvert replacement project is now expected to be completed by end of September. Limited road closures are expected while culvert replacement and paving work continues. One lane of traffic is expected to be open during the work. Specific road closure alerts related to the project will be shared via the Township website and SwiftReach.

Update 8/23:

Old Short Hills Rd. will undergo a hard road closure from 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. on August 26th between the intersections of Jefferson Ave. and Farley Rd.  A detour will be noticed at Farley Rd.

The Township is closing the road overnight to prevent multiple days of traffic impact during the day and to ensure that work will be completed prior to the opening of school.

Please plan an alternate route during this time. Emergency responders have been notified of the closure. We appreciate everyone’s patience as the project wraps up.

Update 8/16:

Excavation work is planned for Tuesday, August 20 to relocate PSE&G gas lines as part of the culvert replacement project on Old Short Hills Road between Parsonage Hill Road and Jefferson Ave. 

Old Short Hills Road will be closed to traffic in both directions. Please follow posted detour signs and plan for traffic delays in the area.

Project information

A culvert replacement and channel construction project is scheduled to begin on Old Short Hills Road on or about Monday, August 12. Weather permitting, the road work is expected to run through late August with crews scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please note, the contractor will be on-site this Friday, August 2 to dig test pits. Road closures are expected.

Old Short Hills Road will be closed to traffic in both directions, emergency vehicles only. Detour signs will be posted. Please follow the route and use caution when approaching the area.

The project will include installation of a new headwall, open channel reconstruction, a new e-inlet and paving. Updates will be shared on the Township website, social media pages and SwiftReach for road closure updates.

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