Complete Streets

The Complete Streets Initiative prioritizes pedestrian safety and includes a variety of engineering improvements meant to create safer pedestrian conditions, improve traffic flow in congested areas, calm traffic and improve the efficiency, functionality and vibrancy of downtown Millburn.


Please be advised that construction of the first phase of the Millburn Complete Streets Initiative is scheduled to commence on of about July 6, 2016. The Improvements will include a complete roadway reconstruction of Main Street, including the intersections of Essex Street and Millburn Avenue, and Millburn Avenue from Main Street to Douglas Street inclusive of the intersection.

The Township and their consultant team will be working closely with the contractor to minimize disruption to the downtown business community. However, temporary lane closures and parking restrictions should be expected at times during the construction period. Hours of construction will be 7:00AM - 3:30PM, Monday through Friday. For mor information including regualr project updates, road closures, etc., please visit the Township of Millburn Complete Streets page.

Should you have specific concerns, please contact Arterial, LLC at 973.500.4011 or MillburnCompleteStreets@arterialstreets.com

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding while we work together to improve Downtown Millburn.

2016 Timeline

  • June 2nd, 2016 - The Township will be holding bid applications for construction of the Complete Streets project.
  • June 7th, 2016  - The Township award the construction bid to Flanagan's Contracting Group, Inc. 
  • June 22nd, 2016 - The Township, Arterial and Flanagan's Contracting Group held a pre-construction meeting.
  • July 13th, 2016 - Millburn anticipates beginning construction for Complete Streets in the Downtown area. 
  • July 18th, 2016  - Milling of Main Street and demolition of sidewalk on Main Street and Millburn Ave to begin. 
  • July 25th, 2016 - Electrical conduits will be dug and placed for future underground wiring. The drainage system will be installed and continuation of curbs and sidewalks being framed and poured with concrete will occur.
  • August 1st, 2016 - Continuation of curbs and sidewalks being framed and poured with concrete. Utilities will continue to work on Main Street.
  • August 8th, 2016 - Demolition and preparation of sidewalk on Millburn Ave.
  • August 15th, 2016 - Pouring of concrete road way on Main Street 

Phase 1 of Complete Streets construction is expected to last through the fall with an anticipated completion date in November. The Downtown area will remain open for business and pedestrian foot traffic during construction.

A Brief Background of Complete Streets

The Township of Millburn adopted a Complete Streets Policy outlining a series of goals and objectives to make the streets safer for pedestrians, improve traffic flow and calm traffic where appropriate, and enhance the vibrancy of our streets for pedestrians and businesses. A Complete Streets Sub-Committee, led by Mayor Ted Bourke and Committee member Ian Mount, was formed and tasked with implementing the Complete Streets Policy.

Safe, well-balanced streets are good for business. The Complete Streets Initiative enhances the vibrancy of Downtown Millburn and supports the economic vitality of local business. A comprehensive Complete Streets project addressing pedestrian safety, traffic flow, intersection congestion and traffic calming is a complex process requiring thorough assessment of a myriad of factors both internal and external to our community.

We are committed to taking on this challenge and addressing these critical factors to improve our downtown. We encourage residents to review the conceptual plans, ask questions and provide feedback.

For more information, visit the Township of Millburn site.