The City of East Orange, under the leadership of Mayor Ted R. Green and the East Orange City Council, started construction on a major renovation project that will result in substantial structural and aesthetic upgrades to the lower portion of Main Street between North Arlington Avenue and North Burnet Street.

Construction began on Monday and is expected to be done in stages and last approximately 6-7 months (weather permitting). Travelers should anticipate road closures and/or detours during construction process.

Enhancements will include decorative light fixtures, benches, planters, wayfinding signage, bike racks, more trash receptacles, new parking meters, and a pop-up parklet.

This $2.7M project, funded via a state grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and local funds, is being developed under the management of the Department of Public Works, Bowman Consulting, and Zuccaro, Inc.

“As we continue to redevelop in and around our Transit Village, it is imperative that we invest in the modernization of our downtown area, which we hope will be a destination not just for our residents, but for visitors, too,” said Mayor Green. “This renovation project will significantly enhance the lower part of our Main Street with a welcoming vibe for everyone who passes through this part of our city.”

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