Friday, September 5th, 2014

Morris County’s expanded road resurfacing program will move next week to a portion of county-maintained Millbrook Avenue in Dover and Randolph Township.

Inlet work, milling and resurfacing of a 1.5 mile stretch of Millbrook Avenue, from Route 10 in Randolph to Morris Street in Dover is expected to begin on or about Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Weather permitting, it is expected the project will be completed by Sept. 20.

Crews will be on site from approximately 7 a.m. each morning for most of the project, with repaving expected to start at 4 a.m. from the Route 10 end of Millbrook Avenue.

Traffic flow and any detours that are necessary will be managed by local police.

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

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, Scapicchio said.

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.