Active and Pending Construction Projects - UPDATED 12/30/22

Please see links below for project descriptions for Active and Pending Construction projects within the City of Rahway.

This includes information pertaining to the "What's Happening Here?" sandwich boards throughout the City.

Road, Streetscape and Sidewalk Projects 

Main Street Boulevard Project Description

E. Cherry Street Streetscape Project Description

Recreation Projects

Brennan Splash Park

Water, Sewer, Storm or Flood Related Projects 

Project description links will be provided here when available.

County or State Projects

Hamilton Street Bridge - Bridge Remediation Project                                                                                                                          

Please be advised  in the new year, the bridge over the Rahway River Robinson Branch on Hamilton St in Rahway will be partially closed for construction.  Field work is anticipated to start on Tuesday January 3rd, 2023.  Final completion by March 31st, with paving TBD depending upon the weather.  Traffic impact and detours are anticipated to start on Friday January 6th.  

The nature of the work will require 24/7 closure of the eastbound lane of the bridge.  It is anticipated that the repairs will take approximately 90 days to complete.

A detour route at time of project will be posted and maintained by the contractor for the duration of the project.

TRUCKERS: be advised that a detour for trucks will also be in place that differs from the detour below.

Click on the link below for more anticipated information from the county.                                                                                   

Union County Paving of W. Hazelwood Avenue
On or about 11/4/2022 Union County will be paving W. Hazelwood Avenue from Fulton Street to St. Georges (S.R. 27).
Complete road closures are anticipated on 11/4/22 and 11/9/22.
Click on the link below for more information from the county.

Utility or Rail Projects

Amtrak Closure of W. Hazelwood Avenue
On or about 10/24/22, W. Hazelwood Avenue will be closed to through traffic for approximately 4 months (February 2023).
Amtrak will begin necessary repairs to the rail bridge over W. Hazelwood Avenue near the intersection with Broad Street.
While work is ongoing at the bridge, W. Hazelwood Avenue will be closed to through traffic at the bridge and the detour route through Rahway will be posted.
A link to the detour route can be found below.

Construction activities will be ongoing during the day and the night for the duration of the project, with typical workdays being Monday through Thursday.
Six weekends of work are also proposed between November 2022 and February 2023 to complete critical repairs requiring railroad track outages.

For issues pertaining to the ongoing activities, stakeholders may contact Matthew Coleman-Amtrak Structures Production New York Division Manager, at 646-799-8064 or

Click on the link to see the proposed detour route.