Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Morris County’s expanded road resurfacing program continues this week on three county-maintained roadways.

Construction work, including the milling and repaving of a 1.2 mile stretch of West Hanover Avenue, from Shongum Road in Morris Township to Ketch Road / Koch Avenue in Parsippany began Monday, July 28, as did construction work that includes the milling and repaving of a 1.12 mile portion of Green Pond Road, from Lake End Road to Jacobs Road in Rockaway Township.

Construction work, including the milling and repaving of a 1.36 mile section of West Main Street, from Route 46 to Wall Street in Rockaway Borough began today, Tuesday, July 29.

Morris County Freeholder David Scapicchio said the work is part of the county’s enhanced road resurfacing program for 2014.S

Scapicchio, freeholder liaison to the Department of Planning and Public Works, said the work on West Hanover Avenue is being done between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., with a tentative completion date of Aug. 12, weather permitting.

He said the work on Green Pond Road in Rockaway Township is being done between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., with a tentative completion date of Aug. 5, weather permitting.

The West Main Street work in Rockaway Borough will be done between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., with the initial work on the catch basins to begin at 7:30 a.m. A tentative completion date of Aug. 7, weather permitting, has been set.

Road closures are not expected for any of the projects, but should they become necessary, Scapicchio said any closure will be properly signed and coordinated with the local police departments.

Scapicchio said the Morris Freeholders increased the county capital budget earlier this year to allow for the repaving of approximately 33 miles of county-maintained roadways instead of the usual 22 miles per year.

Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo said the freeholders are responding as a board to the concerns that have been expressed by county residents and local officials over county road conditions caused by the harsh 2013-2014 winter.

Morris County maintains 300 miles of county roadways.