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Reminder: Paving of Rock Road and Maple Ave in Glen Rock Thru July !

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Glen Rock NJ, in preparation for the County of Bergen to pave Rock Road and Maple Avenue this summer, the County ADA ramp and curb cuts contractor will be working along Rock Road and Maple Avenue beginning on Tuesday May 28th and is scheduled to work through July 31st . Work hours will be from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. The contractor will be starting on Rock Road, from Lincoln Avenue, and will proceed to work on one side of the road at a time. Please be aware of this construction and plan accordingly. This project, and the paving of Rock Road and Maple Avenue will be funded by the County of Bergen.

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Starting Monday Expect Delays on Lake Street in Upper Saddle River

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Upper Saddle River NJ, the Upper Saddle River Police are issuing a traffic Alert: June 3rd – June 7th.

Next week starting on Monday morning, there will be utility work on Lake Street in the area of Mountainview Road. Work is scheduled to take place all week. Lane closures are expected to cause heavy delays. Please plan an alternate route. Use caution when traveling in the area and please follow all directions of traffic control devices and officers.

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Milling and Paving Project to Close Franklin Turnpike in Ho-Ho-Kus from June 4th-13th

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department :

Bergen County Milling and Paving Project is going to begin on June 4th and continue though June 13th. The project will be starting on Racetrack Rd and continuing up East Franklin Tpke and North Franklin Tpke to the Waldwick border. Expect detours and delays.

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Paramus Road at Route 4 Closed for Three Weeks

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Paramus NJ, the Paramus Police Department has issued a road closure alert :

Paramus Road will be closed in both directions at Route 4 and all ramps to and from Route 4 at Paramus Road will be completely closed. Heavy delays are expected. Road will be closed in both directions at Route 4 beginning on May 31st.

Please plan an alternate route as this construction is expected to last three weeks. This is an NJDOT project.

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Rooney bill addresses pothole hell for N.J. drivers

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Ridgewood NJ,  It isn’t always smooth riding on the roads of the Garden State. Potholes can seem to pop-up out of nowhere, damaging vehicles, delaying commuters, and costing drivers for expensive repairs.

Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has introduced legislation requiring the Transportation Department to make pothole repairs a priority and include details in an annual report.

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Linwood Ave in Twp of Washington Closed Starting Monday 9am

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Twp of Washington NJ, TRAFFIC ALERT – LINWOOD AVE DETOUR – 5/20 – The Twp. of Washington Police Department would like to advise all residents that Linwood Ave. will be shut down in both direction begining Monday May 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM for approximately three (3) days.  The police dept. will establish a detour directing westbound Linwood Ave. traffic onto southbound Highland Ave.  Please allow additional time for your commute. 

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New Jersey Gas Tax Now 10th Highest in the Nation and Road rank 4th worst.

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Ridgewooed NJ, USA Today reports that New Jersey now has the 10th high gas tax , and we now know that gas tax increases are all but guaranteed, New Jersey will work its way to the top. 

Currently the State gas tax: 37.1 cents per gallon, Gas price, this is a bit old we’d guess more like $2.90 but USA Today reports $2.61 per gallon (13th highest) .The total take for state and federal taxes as percent of gas price: 14.2 percent (10th highest) and here is the big one ,wait for it the percent of roadway in sub-optimal condition: 29.4 percent (fourth highest). 

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Governor Murphy is considering new “mileage fees” to pay for a shortfall in his infrastructure budget

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Trenton NJ,  Governor Murphy is considering new “mileage fees” to pay for a shortfall in his infrastructure budget.

According to the state treasurer, tax revenues look like they’re falling short of this year’s $1.5 billion highway fuels revenue target. This shortfall could trigger yet another automatic gas tax hike to make up the difference.Governor Murphy described finding a new way to tax people on their travel as, finding a different mouse trap to capture the movement around this state.

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