The Clay Street Bridge and the portion of Clay Street from the bridge to Passaic Avenue in Newark's Central Ward will be closed to traffic starting today until Sept. 2.
The closure will allow for the construction of the Clay Street Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Solids/Floatables Control Facility and the sewer pipes that will connect to the structure.
The Clay Street CSO will enable the Department of Water and Sewer Utilities to meet state Department of Environmental Protection mandates to screen all overflowing rainwater during heavy storms. Once completed, debris collected by the screening process will be transported to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission’s site in the East Ward for processing, while the rainwater will go into the Passaic River.
The project is being coordinated by the Department of Water and Sewer Utilities with the Borough of East Newark, the Town of Kearny, the Town of Harrison, Essex County, Hudson County, the City’s Division of Traffic & Signals and the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Scafar Contracting, Inc., of Newark is the contractor on the project.
– Staff reports