Posted Friday, October 10th, 2014

Morris County’s expanded road resurfacing program will be moving this month to the county-maintained Village Road in Harding Township.

Inlet and shoulder work and the milling and resurfacing of an approximate eight-tenths of a mile stretch of Village Road, from Featherbed Lane and Bridge 507 west through Pleasantville Road is expected to begin on or about Oct. 16. Weather permitting, it is expected the project will be completed by Oct. 24.

Work crews will be on the scene from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with traffic flow and any detours that are necessary being managed by Harding 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 280 miles of county roadways.