Bloomfield Avenue
PHOTO BY ADAM ANIK

On July 26, Essex County will begin construction on Bloomfield Avenue to modernize traffic signals and make roadway improvements.

Bloomfield Avenue, officially part of County Route 506, is owned by Essex County. The upgrades are part of the county’s project to make Bloomfield Avenue safer for motorists and pedestrians. The project encompass a 1.2-mile section beginning at the intersection of North Mountain and South Mountain avenues to the intersection of Maple Avenue and Pine Street.

Roadways will remain open throughout the construction, but there may be periods of time when certain driveways may be inaccessible, according to a July 15 notice from the county.

“The County of Essex regrets this short-term disturbance, but we are hopeful that the end product will be something that the residents of the Township of Montclair can be proud of,” the notice said.

The following intersections will be affected:

  1. BLOOMFIELD AVE (CR-506) AND N/S MOUNTAIN AVE
  2. BLOOMFIELD AVE (CR-506) AND ORANGE RD/BELL ST
  3. BLOOMFIELD AVE (CR-506) AND VALLEY RD
  4. BLOOMFIELD AVE (CR-506) AND MIDLAND AVE (NEW SIGNAL)
  5. BLOOMFIELD AVE (CR-506) AND PARK ST
  6. BLOOMFIELD AVE (CR-506) AND N/S FULLERTON ST/CHURCH ST/GLENRIDGE AVE
  7. BLOOMFIELD AVE (CR-506) AND SEYMOUR ST (PEDESTRIAN SIGNAL)
  8. BLOOMFIELD AVE (CR-506) AND N/S WILLOW ST
  9. BLOOMFIELD AVE (CR-506) AND GATES AVE/LACKAWANNA PLAZA
  10. BLOOMFIELD AVE (CR-506) AND ELM ST/GROVE ST
  11. BLOOMFIELD AVE (CR-506) AND HARTLEY ST
  12. BLOOMFIELD AVE (CR-506) AND MAPLE AVE/PINE ST
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