The construction on the Hillside Avenue tunnel that was expected to be complete by Monday—the first day of school—is now looking at a completion two weeks into the school year, according to Mayor Tom Hannen.
A concerned parent brought to the committee's attention on Tuesday that the barricades have been moved and are not preventing people from walking through the tunnel.
Hannen said he visited he tunnel over the weekend and spoke the traffic department about the unsafe condition of the walkway.
On Tuesday evening, the barricades and caution tape were moved from both entrances of the tunnel, but by Wednesday afternoon metal fencing was blocking both entrances to the tunnel.
Initially, the township was told the piping needed was stock, but they later found it was a special type of piping that would need to be ordered, which is causing the delay.
The tunnel should be completed two weeks into the school year, or three the latest, Hannen said.