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Van Emburgh Avenue Closing/Detours

The Ridgewood and Township of Washington Police Departments have informed us that Van Emburgh Avenue will remain open until 8 a.m., allowing full access for buses and cars to arrive at IHA for the start of the school day. At 8 a.m., Van Emburgh Avenue will be closed. If you need to get to IHA after 8 a.m., you must approach IHA from the north side of Van Emburgh Avenue (Washington Ave.). Please inform the officer that you are heading to IHA, and he/she will allow you access. You cannot access IHA from the south (East Glen Avenue) during the school day.
At 1:30 p.m., the police will open Van Emburgh Avenue for south-bound traffic all the way down to Rt. 17, thereby decreasing the impact this construction will have on our dismissal. The north-bound exit (left out of parking lot) will be open throughout the day for local traffic. Van Emburgh Avenue will close again at 2:30 p.m. and will remain closed until the end of PSEG's work day (around 4:30 p.m.). If anyone is staying after school, and will not be leaving until between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., you can only exit the parking lot by going north on Van Emburgh Ave.
Attached is a diagram provided by the officers in the Ridgewood Police Department that will help to further clarify the detour they are planning for access to and from IHA. Thank you for your cooperation as we navigate this unexpected construction project. Please be patient and plan for extra time when traveling to IHA during these upcoming weeks.