Wednesday, August 8, 2012
OSHA cited welding company owned by employee's uncle for 'employees performing deck work without any means of fall protection being used.'
A man who fell approximately 19 feet while erecting a steel frame for the planned Walgreens at Main Street and Greenwood Avenue returned to work last week, a family member said Wednesday. The man, 23-year-old Thomas Block of Wantage, is "back at his old job" with Vandermeyde Welding & Iron Work Inc., a family business, according to his mother, Lisa Block. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated the May 17 construction accident and cited the contractor for "employees performing deck work without any means of fall protection being used," OSHA spokeswoman Leni Fortson said. A settlement of the case included $1,848 in penalties for the company. The company also initially was issued a citation "for employees working on a …
Monday, July 23, 2012
PSE&G plans to replace gas mains in Madison, and the utility is asking motorists to slow down as they approach the nighttime construction work.
Crews replacing gas mains on sections of Main Street and Madison Avenue in Madison could affect traffic when the nighttime construction begins in August, Public Service Electric & Gas announced Monday. Construction is scheduled to begin around Aug. 13 and continue until the project is completed around Oct. 26. The utility said it is "replacing gas mains and services in Madison to ensure safe, reliable utility service for area residents and business owners." "This project is part of PSE&G’s annual gas main and service replacement, which will help strengthen the distribution system," a news release from the company said. The first phase will focus on Main Street between Greenwood Avenue and Green Village Road, and is expected to take …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
State, Port Authority warn of "significant" eastbound delays because of Cross Bronx bridge repairs, urge drivers to use mass transit, and to expect bus delays into the city through Labor Day.
This summer could be remembered as a traffic hell by the millions of people who travel east over the George Washington Bridge thanks to the closure of a lane on the oft-congested Cross Bronx Expressway from this Friday through Labor Day. The lane closure will take place on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge, which spans the Harlem River and connects Manhattan to the Bronx. The bridge is already a chokepoint, as traffic from both levels of the GWB merge onto one roadway. Several other significant roadways feed into and out of the span, including the Harlem River Drive and Major Deegan Expressway. NJDOT officials are urging motorists to take mass transit into New York if possible and consider an “alternate route” or travel during off-peak hours “…
Monday, April 16, 2012
Woodland Road at Samson Avenue getting major renovation.
When workers complete a renovation of Woodland Road at Samson Avenue in several weeks, the intersection will be safer for pedestrians crossing the street, officials said. Borough Engineer Bob Vogel said the project will address recurring issues with students going to Kings Road School having trouble getting across the road. "The whole handling of pedestrians at that location is not very well defined," Vogel said. Part of the intersection is being lowered to improve visibility and will include elements to better handle pedestrians at the location, he said. J.A. Alexander Inc. of Bloomfield was awarded the contract after bidding $371,715.94 for the project in May. Construction restarted after being halted during the winter. Vogel said it's a…
Detour in place for two weeks while intersection at Samson Avenue is regraded.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, April 16, 2012
Construction work at the intersection of Woodland Road and Samson Avenue requires a road shutdown and detour for two weeks to regrade the intersection according to the plans, a Madison police news alert said. "This will comprise a significant change in circulation for Woodland Road for this two weeks of construction work," police said. The intersection is expected to reopen after the grading has been completed and pavement base has been placed. Police said they thank motorists for modifying their route during this period.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Coming September 2012.
A reader noticed this week the Walgreens Coming Soon sign displayed at Main Street and Greenwood Avenue. Construction of the Gateway to Madison is under way. The office and retail building is due to open in September according a sign at the site, which lists a number for AMA Consulting Engineers. The application for the project at 122 Main Street gave some officials pause when they learned Walgreens was a possible tenant and the store planned on seeking permission to stay open 24 hours a day.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Entire project expected to be complete by spring 2013.
Monday, February 6, 2012
NJDOT officials have announced the replacement of the Interstate 280 bridge decks in both directions over the Whippany River connecting Parsippany-Troy Hills and East Hanover in Morris County. “The replacement of these structurally deficient Interstate 280 bridge decks exemplifies NJDOT’s commitment to state-of-good repair investments that improve safety and help New Jersey compete for jobs,” said Commissioner Jim Simpson. Initial construction operations on the $5.2 million project will begin this week with NJDOT’s contractor, Scafar Contracting Inc., shifting the eastbound travel lanes to the south and westbound travel lanes to the north to establish a construction zone in the median of the highway. Temporary overnight single-lane …
Thursday, September 2, 2010
You can now buy your fresh vegetables in the Staples Plaza every Thursday.
The Madison Farmers Market bade goodbye to Waverly Place and officially moved to its fall location in the Staples Plaza today. The market, which originally planned to move to the Staples Plaza Oct. 7, was forced to move when the renovations of Lincoln Place began this Monday. Despite the early shift, a large crowd of Madison residents arrived at the new location ready to purchase local produce. The market is open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 28. All of the vendors at the Waverly Place location were present at today's market. Here are some images from the market's new home.