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Ridgewood Hopes to Re-pave Van Dien Ave.

Work may begin this spring.

The village council is on track to pass a resolution giving the go-ahead to repave both sections of busy Van Dien Avenue in the spring.

Depending on capital funds available and grant money, North and South Van Dien could be repaved as early as April, Village Manager Ken Gabbert said.

Ridgewood has applied for a $150,000 state DOT grant, according to Village Engineer Chris Rutishauser. It's still unclear how much, if any, would be funded, he said.

JAFO January 14, 2013 at 03:27 PM
Hold on a minute. What ever happened to Albert, Maxwell, and James? They were on the last three streets to appear on the street paving list, but would only be done if funds were available (and they weren't). Why does S. Van Dien now jump to the top? http://www.ridgewoodnj.net/main_recent.cfm?ArticleID=987
RdgwdGRock January 14, 2013 at 04:44 PM
James - why are using an old pic? That building was torn down a few years ago and new houses built there. Is it that hard to take some snaps of Van Dien to show if that avenue is or is not worthy of a re-pave?
Boyd A. Loving January 14, 2013 at 05:46 PM
The photo isn't even of Van Dien, it's Spring just east of Van Dien.
JAFO January 14, 2013 at 06:18 PM
If you want to get picky, that's actually Spring Street in picture. Van Dien is the cross street where the car is.
dara brown January 14, 2013 at 11:09 PM
What happened to the streets that were 'on the list' then 'disappeard' from the list, such as Wastena and surrounding streets?
Rich January 14, 2013 at 11:49 PM
What about Barnett?? They have been promising me new paving for years now. I've lived on Barnett for 38 years and it has been " slurry coated once" Come on now!
James Kleimann January 15, 2013 at 12:01 AM
I swapped out the photo.
Boyd A. Loving January 15, 2013 at 03:44 AM
Thanks for responding to the reader feedback James.
JAFO January 15, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Do we know how Van Dien jumped up to the top of the list?
Mike Kender January 15, 2013 at 07:33 PM
They should widen the intersections between Glen and Linwood and put in left turn lanes. There should be some way to get a few feet of land from Valley and BF near the intersections in order to get it done.

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