The Engineering Department of Maplewood Township is responsible for a broad spectrum of duties. These duties include, among other things, design and implementation of road improvements, storm and sanitary sewer maintenance and upgrades, traffic calming and any other engineering tasks that arise. The Department utilizes the services of outside consulting engineers as needed to complete design tasks.
The Engineering department works with a consulting engineer, and an attorney that service both the Planning and Zoning Boards and two administrative personnel including the secretary of the two boards. Together the personnel function as a team to address a multitude of issues that arise daily.
Capital improvements are the main focus of the department. The improvements include:
- Budgeting, planning, tax map maintenance, and grant writing
- Improving and reconstructing roads, sewer, parks, ball fields, buildings, and traffic systems
- Remediate environmental hazards
- Surveying, inspecting construction, designing capital projects, and reviewing site plans
How to reduce flows into the sewer system?
The Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties provides treatment of our wastewater flows here in Maplewood. During wet weather, they experience high rates of flow into the treatment plant in Elizabeth. There are ways we can reduce the wet weather flows, and the joint meeting has prepared a brochure to help inform and give tips on how we can all help.
How can I request a stop sign on my street?
Please refer to the department's policy on stop signs.
How can I request a sign be installed for my street?
Please view the department's signage policy for more information about requesting sign installation.
How can I request traffic calming for my street?
Please view the department's traffic calming policy for more information about requesting traffic calming.
How can I request a street light for my neighborhood?
Please view the department's street lighting policy for more information on requesting street light installations.