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.
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:
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.