Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Morris County’s expanded road resurfacing program will be moving in the coming days to Myrtle Avenue and Boonton Avenue, two county-maintained roads in Boonton.

Drainage repair and improvements, milling and resurfacing of a half mile stretch of Myrtle Avenue, from Main Street to Wooten Street is expected to begin on or about Oct. 8. It is anticipated the project will be completed by Oct. 17, weather permitting.

Catch basin improvements and the construction of ADA curb ramps along an approximate eight-tenths of a mile portion of Boonton Avenue, from Main Street to Hilltop Road is expected to start on or about Oct. 13, with the milling and resurfacing of that section of the roadway to begin on or about Oct. 27.    The tentative completion date is Nov. 3, weather permitting.

Work on both projects will be done during the day, with traffic flow and any detours that are necessary being managed by Boonton Police.

The work is part of the county’s enhanced road resurfacing program for 2014, said 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.

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 nearly 300 miles of county roadways.