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Clay Street Bridge Reopening Friday

Crossing had been closed since last year for sewer work

The Clay Street bridge is re-opening Friday, Jan. 11 at 5:30 pm after being closed for several months due to construction, city officials said Thursday.

Construction of the portion of the Clay Street Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Solids/Floatables Control Facility located in Clay Street, and the sewer pipes that connect to the structure, has been finished. The bridge was closed on July 5, 2012, for this work.

The construction was completed close to the originally scheduled date of Dec. 31, 2012.

“We closed the Clay Street Bridge to build a new facility that will enable us to treat the Combined Sewer Discharges in accordance with NJDEP Mandates. I thank residents and motorists for their patience while we completed this important project to help clean the Passaic River for our residents and the residents of the State, and commend our Department of Water and Sewer Utilities for undertaking this important project,” said Mayor Cory Booker.
The Clay Street CSO Facility will enable the Department of Water and Sewer Utilities to meet state Department of Environmental Protection mandates to screen all combined overflow 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 overflow water will go into the Passaic River.

jerseytomato January 11, 2013 at 10:26 PM
send pics and video of bridge plz
Kay January 12, 2013 at 03:23 PM
Thank heaven! The traffic nightmare this caused was intolerable!
crw January 12, 2013 at 11:44 PM
Thank God its back open taking bridge st and 280 was a pain.
Karen Cappadonna January 15, 2013 at 02:25 PM
BULL CRAP! " The construction was completed close to the originally scheduled date of Dec. 31, 2012." July -Sep = 3 MONTHS. JULY-JAN=6 Months. What world do you live in. Who is your fact checker.


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