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Sidewalk installations to continue on West Glen Avenue in Ridgewood
by Boyd Loving, photo by Boyd Loving
Ridgewood NJ, Village Engineer Christopher Rutishauser provided an update of the West Glen Avenue sidewalk installation safety initiative to Village Council members during their scheduled Wednesday evening Work Session meeting.
Despite concerns expressed by residents living on the south side of West Glen Avenue between Heights Road and North Monroe Street, Mr. Rutishauser informed members of the Council that sidewalks will be installed along that entire route. The concerns expressed by residents include:
the potential loss of off-street parking areas
a likely intrusion into existing front yard surface areas
the proximity of sidewalks to the traveled roadway
a minimal impact, if any, on the problem of speeding vehicles along West Glen Avenue
$50,000 has already been earmarked to begin the planned work. However, Council members were advised by Mr. Rutishauser that the entire project will likely cost significantly more.