Clintont Street Improvements Project – Phase 1

About the Project

Construction Start Date: Anticipated End Date:
April 30th End of June 2018

The project consists of improvements to Clinton Street between Delaware Avenue and York Street, a total length of about 1,025 feet. The existing road will be resurfaced and curb & sidewalk will be replaced, where condition warrants or where replacement is necessary to ensure ADA Accessibility. The City has obtained a Local Aid grant in the amount of $222,000 from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), which will help to fund the project.

The working hours for this phase will be from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. During these hours, the road will be closed to thru traffic but will remain open to local traffic and emergency vehicles. Additionally, street parking will be prohibited in active work zones. “No Parking” signs will be posted accordingly.

As a result of the concrete work on this phase, driveways will become inaccessible when replacing curbs and aprons at driveway entrances. Prior to disturbing driveways, residents will be verbally notified and asked to park their vehicles on the road in an area outside the work zone. Furthermore, due to the curing time which concrete requires, residents will be asked to not use their driveway until 48 hours after the work is completed.

The second phase of work will consist of milling the existing road and installing a new asphalt surface course. Prior to the commencement of this work, residents will receive an additional notice with further instructions from our office.

Project Updates

Planned Work for  June 18, 2018 – June 22

The contractor will be setting stakes in the proposed locations for the tree/shrub replacements atop the retaining wall
at 1-5 York Street, with the intent to plant during the week of Monday May 25 (weather dependent).

Planned Work for Wednesday June 13, 2018

The contractor will be striping Clinton Street, Swan Street & N. Franklin Street.

Planned Work for Tuesday June 12, 2018

3 Speed humps will be installed on Clinton Street (one on each block).

Planned Work for Wednesday June 6, 2018 through Friday June 8, 2018

Milling and paving on Clinton Street, between York Street and Delaware Ave, is scheduled to begin – this work is expected to take 3 days to complete.

Planned Work for Tuesday June 5, 2018

The contractor will continue concrete sidewalk and curb work and begin roadway pavement base repairs on the three blocks of Clinton Street between York Street & Delaware Avenue.

ADA Ramps will be installed at the intersection of Mount Hope Street & North Union Street.

Stormwater Infrastructure Work will also continue on Quarry Street.

Speed humps are tentatively planned to be installed on Swan Street (between Studdiford Street and Brunswick Pike) and on North Franklin Street (between Ely Field and York Street)

Planned Work for Friday June 1, 2018 – Monday June 4, 2018

The contractor will continue concrete sidewalk and curb work on Clinton Street on the block between Jefferson Street & Delaware Avenue, setting wooden forms and pouring concrete.

ADA Ramps will be installed at the intersection of Mount Hope Street & North Union Street.

Stormwater Infrastructure Work will also continue on Quarry Street.

Speed humps are tentatively planned to be installed on Swan Street (between Studdiford Street and Brunswick Pike).


Planned work for Thursday May 31, 2018

The contractor will continue concrete sidewalk and curb work on Clinton Street on the block between Jefferson Street & Delaware Avenue, setting wooden forms and pouring concrete. They will also be working on ADA Accessible ramps at the intersections of

– Clinton Street & Delaware Avenue
– Clinton Street & Jefferson Street

Stormwater Infrastructure Work will also continue on Quarry Street.

Construction will be limited to these areas only and there should be no activity elsewhere.

Planned work for Wednesday May 30, 2018

The contractor will continue concrete sidewalk and curb work on Clinton Street on the block between Delevan Street and Jefferson Street. They will be setting wooden forms and pouring concrete.

Stormwater Infrastructure Work will also continue on Quarry Street.

Construction will be limited to these areas only and there should be no activity elsewhere.

Planned Work for Tuesday May 29, 2018

The contractor will be working on Clinton Street on the block between Delevan Street and Jefferson Street. They will begin to set wooden forms and pour concrete for new curbing and sidewalk.

Stormwater Infrastructure Work will also continue on Quarry Street.

Construction will be limited to these areas only and there should be no activity elsewhere.

Planned Work for Monday May 28, 2018

No work in observance of Memorial Day

Planned Work for Friday May 25, 2018

The contractor will be working on Clinton Street on the block between York Street and Delevan Street, pouring concrete curb & sidewalk in the general area of the 1,3, 3 1/2, 5, and 7 York Street and the Post Office.

Stormwater Infrastructure Work will also continue on Quarry Street.

Construction will be limited to these areas only and there should be no activity elsewhere.

Planned Work for Thursday May 24, 2018

The contractor will be working on Clinton Street on the block between York Street and Delevan Street. In the morning they will pour concrete curb & sidewalk in the general area of the 1,3, 3 1/2, 5, and 7 York Street.

In the afternoon they will set wooden forms for new concrete curbing in the general area of the Post office and 10,12,16,18 and 20 Clinton Street with tentative plans to pour concrete in that location on Friday 5/25.

Work will also continue on the stone wall in the area of 1 through 5 York Street.

Stormwater Infrastructure Work will also continue on Quarry Street.

Construction will be limited to these areas only and there should be no activity elsewhere.

Planned Work for Thursday May 23, 2018

The contractor will be working in the area of the Post office setting forms for new concrete curbing. Work will continue on the stone wall in the area of 1 through 5 York Street – the concrete cap for the wall is scheduled to be poured.

Stormwater Infrastructure Work will also continue on Quarry Street.

Construction will be limited to these areas only and there should be no activity elsewhere.

FAQ

What is that black pipe being installed beneath the sidewalk?

The pipe is being installed to collect roof drains in order to direct stormwater runoff towards the storm sewer piping. Why?

  • Decreases the damage due to freezing. Standing water in the winter can lead to frost heaving which can raise and buckle concrete slabs, sidewalks, and hardscapes.
  • Helps to eliminate standing water which can lead to mud/silt deposits, water stains on sidewalks, nuisance to pedestrians, mosquitos. In the winter, frozen standing water becomes a danger to pedestrians.
  • Helps to eliminate water intrusion into the home through doors sills, basements, garages, etc. and/or structural damage related to moisture or excess water problems – particularly if your sump pump might be connected to your roof drain. This can be a particular problem in the fall with leaves or in the winter where snow might block a roof drain that discharges through the curb. The installation of a pipe eliminates the potential for debris to clog openings through the curb.

What if problems or deficiencies are noticed months or years after construction is complete?

All contractors working on construction projects in Lambertville are required to secure a Maintenance bond, which guarantees for the upkeep of a project for 2 years after the project is completed.

Maintenance bonds guarantee the quality of a contractor’s work, and that they have performed their work in accordance with state regulations, building codes and construction standards. Maintenance bonds protect the City against defective workmanship or materials, and function, in a way, like a warranty.