Township Manager Marc Dashield said Tuesday night that work on the $1 million South Park Street redevelopment project will be delayed by at least three weeks due to a variety of factors.
He also noted that the street itself most likely will be fully closed—instead of partially closed—for three weeks as well.
"As you all are well aware, construction projects always run into problems," Dashield said at Tuesday night's township council meeting. "And we've run into a number of problems on South Park Street. At this point the project will be delayed we know by at least at a minimum of three weeks."
Dashield said the delay is due to the recent gas main break, as well as to the recent rain, not to mention a PSE&G transformer that has fallen on top of a culvert.
A gas main that was damaged late last month forced the closure of South Park Street as well as Church Street for several hours.
"We may have to close the street fully for three weeks in order to move this project forward," Dashield said.
The South Park Street project—designed to extend the feel of Church Street all the way to Bloomfield Avenue—was originally expected to be completed by July 1, 2012.
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