Borough and state officials recently broke ground on the McBride Avenue Streetscape Project Phases 5 & 6. These phases will connect Newby Avenue (near School #1) to Dowling Parkway (at the clock tower). The New Jersey Department of Transportation has awarded the Borough two grants for these work efforts in the amount of $575,000 for Phase 5 and $351,000 for Phase 6.
Woodland Park officials would like to send their appreciation to Gov. Murphy, State Senator Kristin Corrado and Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Kevin J. Rooney for their continuous support in securing these grants.
The streetscape project began in March 2017 at Glover Avenue and McBride Avenue and when complete, improvements will have been made all along the entire stretch of road in town. Work has been completely funded through a series of State and County grants.
Phase 4 is also underway, from Ray Avenue on the Little Falls border along the thoroughfare to past the Peckman River bridge. Some businesses along the stretch are contributing to their portion of the streetscape, including the Woodland Park Range and the redeveloper of Kearfott, which Mayor Keith Kazmark said has agreed to pick up the costs of entire length of streetscape along their property.