Crews this week started work to install a host of pedestrian safety improvements along a busy stretch of Route 4 in Teaneck, the state Department of Transportation announced.
New sidewalks, ADA-compliant crosswalks and curb ramps, and pedestrian countdown signals are among the planned upgrades, the DOT said. Upgrades will be made at the River Road interchange, near Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Teaneck Road interchange, around Webster and Alfred avenues, and the corner of Sussex and Billington roads.
Some periodic daytime shoulder closures are possible while contractor New Prince Concrete Construction completes the project, but officials said they didn’t expect any major delays.
“The $846,000 state-funded project, advanced in response to Teaneck's request to address pedestrian mobility needs within their municipality, is scheduled to be completed in late-spring 2014,” the DOT said in a statement.
The work is in line with the state’s Complete Streets policy, which requires that roadway improvement projects include safety measures for pedestrians, bicyclists, mass-transit riders and the mobility-impaired.