Posted Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The Morris County Board of Freeholders and the county’s Department of Planning & Public Works advise motorists that Powerville Road from Rockaway Valley Road to Valley Road in Boonton Township will be closed from Wednesday, Aug. 27, to Nov. 28, 2014, while safety improvements are being made.

The road is being lowered to improve the sight distance along that portion of the roadway.

It is anticipated that rock blasting in the roadway will be necessary, and that utility poles will have to be relocated during the course of the project.

During the construction, traffic will be detoured onto Rockaway Valley Road and Valley Road.

Local residents will have access to Powerville Road only from Valley Road. Local police will manage traffic flow, but motorists should expect delays.

Work crews will be on site from approximately 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. prior to the full road closure, and from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the full closure and detour are in place.