Reduction in Speed Limits – Starting This Week

In late 2021 the Borough Council passed an ordinance which would make 25 MPH the speed limit consistent for all Borough roads. This means that some roads will now have a reduced speed limit, including Fairmount Avenue, Hillside Road, Maple Avenue, Oakdale Road, Old Gladstone Road, Pleasant Hill Road, and Seminary Ave. Some of these roads extend into Chester Township, but the 25 MPH limit is only applicable to the portion in the Borough.  The Borough will be putting up the new signs starting the week of January 10th, 2022. Be aware that the 25 MPH limit will be in effect immediately, although violators may be shown some leniency for the first one or two weeks.

 

Sewer Expansion Updates

In 2018, Chester Borough embarked on a wastewater treatment plant antidegradation study to determine whether or not a surface water discharge treatment facility would be feasible for the proposed new sewer plant. On Friday the Borough received approval from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) of the study, thus enabling the Borough to move forward with the next phase of its sewer application. The approval letter is linked below. In the email that accompanied the letter, the supervising Research Scientist wrote that the project will “benefit the environment greatly.” (more…)

Construction Update: Route 24

Hello residents of the Chester’s,

Tomorrow the Milling and Paving will begin on Route 24 to the bridge at the Mendham Township border. Police officers will be posted along the route because traffic will be alternating. Below are the tentative dates and locations where the road construction will take place. Please note the start times are at 9 AM for tomorrow and this Friday so that we can get the busses to the entrances of the schools on time. Please plan an alternate route and try to avoid the area because there will be delays. The construction is scheduled to be completed each day by 4 PM.

Wednesday 9/30: Milling from Village Road to Cliffwood Road, 9 AM start time.
Thursday 10/1: Milling from Cliffwood Road to the bridge at the Mendham border, 7 AM start time.
Friday 10/2: Paving will begin from Village Road to Cliffwood Road, 9 AM start time
Monday 10/5: Paving from Cliffwood Road to the bridge at the Mendham Border, 7 AM start time.
Tuesday 10/6: Milling from the bridge at the Mendham border to Cliffwood Road, 7 AM start time.
Wednesday 10/7: Milling from Cliffwood Road to Village Road, 7 AM start time
Thursday 10/8: Paving from the bridge at the Mendham order to Cliffwood Road, 7 AM start time.
Friday 10/9: Paving Cliffwood Road to Village Road, 7 AM start time.

Again we thank you for your patience during this project.

Regards,

Chief Williver

Chief Thomas Williver
Chester Police Department
1 Parker Road
Chester, N.J. 07930