Tag: Budd Avenue
At the first June Chester Borough Council meeting of 1938, Chester Apgar reported that all of Budd Avenue and approximately 200 ft. of Coleman Avenue were widened. A new concrete pipe and catch basin were to be installed along Budd Avenue at both Cherry and Orange Streets. A total of $2,500 had been spent on the road widening project, with $4,000 left to be spent on the remaining widening on Coleman and Fairmount Avenues. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune
Working with the WPA in 1938, Chester Borough laborers transformed Budd Avenue from a single lane road into two lanes. They accomplished the task by removing ditches that had been on both sides of the street. The workers also added a hard surface, turning it into one of the “best thoroughfares in the town.” Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune
The Chester Borough Council debated how best to use the $54,000 in dirt road money provided under the New Jersey Herrick Act, in 1937. At that time, the N.J. State Highway Department allotted funds to counties that applied for the repair of dirt roads. Mayor Daniel S. Budd requested an additional $2,000 from the Board of Chosen Freeholders for a penetration road to be constructed on Budd Avenue on a section between Main Street and the previously named Washington Avenue. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune
In 1938, the Chester Borough Council met to discuss the Morris County Welfare Board, the widening of Budd and Coleman Avenues, and a blind corner on Rome Leonard’s property. At the time, the Mendham-Chester Tribune reported, no one in Chester received direct relief from Welfare.
In 1938, Chester Apgar reported that Budd Avenue and approximately 200 feet of Coleman Avenue were widened. Later, the remainder of Coleman Avenue and Fairmount Avenue from the Larison home to Dunn and Meserve’s gate also would be widened. Additionally, workers would add a new concrete pipe and catch basin to the intersections of Budd Avenue and Cherry Street, and Budd Avenue and Orange Street. A total of $6500 was spent on these road repair projects, as well as repaving. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune