By: Yuritza Arroyo
The Roxbury Township Fire Department is alerting the public not to be alarmed by the sight of emergency first responders, flashing lights, and even smoke on Lakeside Boulevard near the Landing Road Bridge this Sunday.
According to officials, the department will be performing a fire training exercise at an empty building on 105 Lakeside Boulevard in Landing on January 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Fire trucks and personnel will be on-site, entering the building and exiting onto the roadway.
The appearance of smoke may be present due to the equipment used during the exercise.
The building is one of several in that location that has been purchased by Morris County and slated for demolition to construct the new Landing Road Bridge, a project delayed by property acquisitions and some environmental issues on one parcel.
The project, slated to begin this year, will include improvements to the Landing Road/Lakeside Boulevard intersection.
The historic, two-lane bridge, which spans NJ Transit tracks and a parking area, was built in 1907 by the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad.
The County of Morris will replace it with a four-lane structure, but it will retain the twin-span appearance of the original bridge.