The bulk of the construction work to install new sidewalk, pavers and lights to a two-block section of the Boulevard is almost complete.
Borough Engineer Ken Job reported Tuesday the work to lay in the brick pavers was ongoing this week. All was completed over the past few weeks.
The bases for the new lights have been put in and now it’s up to public service to come in and install them, he said. As for the new tree planting, Job said planting will be done late fall or next spring.
The borough has until Oct. 16 to apply for a sixth grant towards this ongoing project. To date four blocks of the Boulevard have been completed. The first two phases - - was done about two years ago. Now the section from Jefferson to Franklin to Hamilton is being complete.
The majority of this project has been funded by grants from the state Department of Transportation. The state has funded Hasbrouck Heights $590,000 to fund the construction of the first four phases. The borough has put in about $160,000 towards engineering and additional costs.
Earlier this year Hasbrouck Heights received approval for a fifth grant towards the next section of the Boulevard from Hamilton to Walter. If Heights is granted approval for the sixth grant it will fund construction work to Boulevard from Walter to Division.
The borough’s goal is to up to the traffic circle at Passaic Avenue.