Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Morris County’s enhanced 2015 road resurfacing program will target major roads in five municipalities over the next several weeks, with milling, paving and road improvement work set to start late this month and early August in Chatham, Dover, Mine Hill, Randolph and Rockaway Township.  

County's Enhanced Resurfacing Program Targets Roads in Chatham, Dover, Mine Hill, Randolph and Rockaway Township

Roads to be tackled include Center Grove Road in Randolph, Blackwell Street in Dover and Rockaway Township, Watchung Avenue in Chatham Borough, and Canfield Avenue in Randolph and Mine Hill.

 “This work is part of the county freeholder board’s aggressive efforts to improve roads countywide, to ensure they are in top shape and safe for motorists who count on us to maintain these roads,’’ said Morris County Freeholder David Scapicchio, who is the county governing board’s liaison on public works projects.

Scapicchio said the freeholders budgeted more than $6 million in their 2015 capital program for roadway resurfacing in order to continue to provide the high level of road improvement work that was implemented starting in 2014.

Upcoming projects include:

  • Center Grove Road, Randolph: The nearly one-mile project will run from Route 10 to School House Road, with milling set to start on or about July 23 and paving expected to begin the week of July 27. Motorists should expect some detours and travel delays. The contractor is Tilcon New York.

  • Canfield Avenue, Randolph and Mine Hill: The 1.1 mile project will run from Route 10 in Randolph through Randolph Avenue in Mine Hill, with basin work expected to start on the week of July 20 and milling and paving to be done on the week of July 27. Police traffic detours will occur as needed. The contractor is Topline Construction.

  • Blackwell Street, Dover and Rockaway Township: The eight-tenths of a mile project will run from Salem Street in Dover to Dover-Rockaway Road in Rockaway Township, with basin work expected to start the week of July 27 and milling and paving set to start the week of Aug. 3. There may be some detours and parking restrictions, and some possible traffic delays. The contractor is Topline Construction.

  • Watchung Avenue, Chatham Borough: The one-mile project will run from the bridge at the Union County border in Summit to LaFayette Avenue, with inlet work and ADA ramp work to start the week of July 20 and milling and paving to start the week of July 27.There will be some detours and likely traffic delays. The contractor is Schifano Construction.

Road closures and detours will be properly signed and coordinated with the local police departments for all of the projects. Bicyclists are urged to seek other routes during this construction period. 

Some major county road resurfacing projects that have been completed this year include portions of Green Pond and Berkshire Valley roads in Jefferson, Parsippany Boulevard in Parsippany, West Mill Road in Washington Township, and Old Denville Road in Boonton Township and Denville.