Monday, May 13, 2013
The project will address drainage problems on Pascack Road behind the hospital.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has awarded a Local Aid grant to Westwood for a project on Pascack Road. The road, located off Sand Road, is currently in "pretty bad shape," according to Mayor John Birkner. The plan is to repave the road, and also to replace the subsurface and fix some drainage issues. "Anytime that we can find a grant to help with the considerable costs of infrastructure, we go after it pretty aggressively," Birkner said. The DOT gave the borough a $150,000 grant, though the whole project is expected to cost more than $300,000, according to Birkner. Borough Engineer Stephen Boswell recommended they do the project the same way they did a similar project on Fairview Avenue, which was done in several phases. …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Police said the cause of the accident was not immediately known.
A 30-year-old Washington Township woman drove off Pascack Road and hit a tree at about noon Thursday, according to Police Lt. Rich Skinner. The woman had been driving southbound on Pascack Road and had just passed through the intersection of Ridgewood Road when she veered off the road and hit a tree, Skinner said. Firefighters responded to the scene to cut open the car to free the driver. The woman was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center. The extent of her injuries were not immediately known, Skinner said. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Jim Leggate at Jim.Leggate@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Business owners in the Washington Town Center want a looser law so they can attract more customers.
Drivers passing by the Washington Town Center on Pascack Road in Washington Township can expect to see a greater variety of signs starting this fall. The Washington Township Council came to a consensus during their meeting this week that they would introduce changes to a sign ordinance governing the strip mall during their next meeting. The changes include removing restrictions that all signs must use the same color and font, and business owners will be able to expand to fill a 12.5-foot by 4-foot area. Businesses owners have said they believe they will be able to attract more customers by having signs which use different colors, fonts and logos to differentiate them from each other. They described the current signs, which are almost all …