Borough of 

500 Main St.
Metuchen, NJ 08840

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Council Chamber

Borough Calendar

The Mayor will be hosting open office hours this week in his office at Borough Hall on

Friday, October 11, between 9:30am and 11:30am.

No appointment necessary.

*Please Note*

There will be no garbage or recycling collection on Monday due to the Columbus Day holiday. Pickup for the Northwest quadrant will be on Tuesday, 10/15 and for the Southwest quadrant on Wednesday, 10/16.

The Metuchen Traffic and Transportation Committee's meeting, origionally scheduled for Wednesday (10/9), has been re-scheduled to Wednesday (10/16), 7:00pm at Borough Hall.



As Middlesex Water Company continues with the installation of its large diameter 4.5 mile-long supplementary water transmission main, approximately 240 feet of new main will be installed in Metuchen requiring road closures and traffic detours on Durham Avenue for approximately 6 weeks, beginning October 14, 2019.

Please CLICK HERE to watch an updated video announcement about this project.

Please CLICK HERE to view a project area map.

Please CLICK HERE to read a statement from Middlesex Water.


For week of October 7, 2019, the work activities for the Middlesex Water Company Western Transmission Main project are anticipated to be as follows:

North of Route 287 - Borough of Metuchen

  • J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. (JFC) will continue to transfer service connection along Jersey Ave.
  • J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. (JFC) will start to install line stop and 30-inch valve on along Central Ave.

Please CLICK HERE to access a map that shows the approximate location of the contractor along the alignment.


**Special Notice**

Water main installation work along Jersey Avenue is scheduled to start this week from the intersection of Jersey Avenue and Durham Avenue.  Current schedule indicates that the trenchless installation along Durham Avenue will start the week of October 7, 2019. Durham Avenue from John Street to Central Avenue will be closed to eastbound traffic while the work is taking place. All trucks will be routed to John Street during the construction period. The work will run approximately 8 weeks depending on weather and production. Traffic control for one-way traffic is scheduled to be set up advising motorists of detours in the week of September 30, 2019.

**Special Notice**

Elizabethtown Gas Pipeline Replacement Project

The next phase of Elizabethtown Gas’ pipeline replacement project will be taking place in the Durham Ave, Central Ave and Maple Ave area. The work is tentatively scheduled to start around 9/24/19. Information about the project can be found at Durham Avenue and Central Avenue. There will be traffic detours and changes during the construction which should be completed in 2 weeks.

The gas company is informing customers and residents in the area about the project. Elizabethtown Gas has established the following resources for information and to have question answered about the project:

Hotline: 866-767-5558



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