Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Morris County’s expanded road resurfacing program continues this week on county-maintained roadways in Chatham Borough and Denville.

The milling and resurfacing of a half-mile stretch of Fairmount Avenue, from Watchung Avenue to Main Street in Chatham Borough began Monday, Aug. 11.
Inlet repair work and ADA installations also began Monday, Aug. 11 along a 1.2 mile portion of Diamond Spring Road in Denville, from West Main Street/Broadway to River Road. Repaving of that section of roadway is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 18.

Morris County Freeholder David Scapicchio, liaison to the Department of Planning and Public Works, said the work is part of the county’s enhanced road resurfacing program for 2014.

Scapicchio said the work on both Fairmount Avenue and Diamond Spring Road is being done during the day, and is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 29, weather permitting.

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

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 17 miles per year the county normally averages, and the 22 miles the county repaved last 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.