Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Wayne Avenue Bridge Soil Testing a First Step

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Wayne Avenue Bridge Soil Testing a First Step

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PATERSON -- Soil testing near the Wayne Avenue Bridge is about to begin as a preliminary step in the $3.7 million reconstruction of one of the city's key Passaic River crossings.

The bridge becomes clogged with traffic at peak commuting periods and community members say they fear gridlock could seize other crossings once the rebuilding of the span begins. Some motorists thought the construction was about to begin after Passaic County posted signs about impending road work last week.

Keith Furlong, a Passaic County spokesman, said the signs were notification of the soil borings that are part of the design work. The construction remains months away from starting.

Work on the $3.75 million renovation of the 85-year-old span is expected to take about 15 months, officials said.

The heavily traveled bridge connects the city's Great Falls historic district with its Hillcrest and Totowa neighborhoods, and provides a connection between the Overlook and Mary Ellen Kramer Park sections of the national park on opposite sides of the river. …

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