Posted Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The resurfacing of Spring Valley Road in Harding and Morris townships has been delayed.

Inlet and drainage work and the milling, repaving and striping of that roadway, from South Street in Morris Township to Green Village Road in Harding that was to have started on or about Aug. 27 is now scheduled to begin on or about Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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

Scapicchio said work crews will be on site between 8:30 a.m. and approximately 5 p.m. Detour signs will be posted and traffic flow will be managed by the police departments in Harding and Morris Township, who advise motorists to expect delays.

It is anticipated that the repaving work on the 1.56-mile portion of Spring Valley Road will be completed on or about Sept. 19, weather permitting.

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.