On or about August 26, Cooper Road in Scotch Plains will be closed between Martine Avenue and Terrill Road between 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for a period of five to six weeks, while New Jersey American Water (NJAW) replaces a main.
A temporary water system for homes and fire hydrants will be put in place while the main is replaced.
Access to the affected portion of Cooper Road will be restricted to residents, emergency, and construction vehicles only. Residents will be notified by NJAW if access to their homes by car will be affected on any given day due to openings in the roadway. Access by car to Ponderosa Park will be restricted while Cooper Road is closed.
School buses will be affected as the work will continue through September. The Scotch Plains Board of Education will be advised to have all students along the affected portion of Cooper Rd picked up by 8:30 a.m., before work commences.
Depending on what bus a student is on, buses will drop off on Cooper Road at the intersection of Martine Avenue, Terrill Road, or Fennimore Drive. Students will then walk to their homes using the sidewalk on the northside of the street.
The Scotch Plains Police Department will be on site during the closure to assist residents and students.