Posted Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
The Morris County Freeholders have approved a long-awaited $4.7 million Sussex Turnpike intersection improvement project designed to enhance safety and traffic flow on the busy road that runs through Randolph, and serves as a commuter route to and from Morristown, the County College of Morris and Route 10 in Roxbury.
The Freeholders voted unanimously last week on resolutions to award a $3.97 million contract to the low bidder, Concrete Construction Corp. of Hackensack for construction; $497,328 to low bidder Greenman-Pedersen Inc. of Lebanon for construction inspection services; and $165,872 to low bidder T.Y. Lin International of Hackettstown for construction support services.
Work is scheduled to start on the project will commence this month and be completed by the fall of 2016.
The federal government will pay more than $4.5 million for the work, with Morris County’s share to be $122,600 to finance police traffic costs, liability insurance and the relocation of a fire hydrant.
“This is a much needed road improvement project that will enhance motor vehicle and pedestrian safety at outdated intersections on this heavily traveled artery, and also improve traffic flow on this major commuter route that runs through Randolph,’’ said Freeholder David Scapicchio, the Freeholder Board’s liaison on public works issues. “The current configuration of intersections has long needed significant upgrades. We’re glad this project is finally going to happen.’’
Sussex Turnpike has been under design for safety and capacity improvements by the New Jersey Department of Transportation since the 1970’s. More recently, the state DOT project was transferred to Morris County for completion.
The following improvements will take place with the Sussex Turnpike Improvement Project:
In concert with Randolph Township, the county has notified adjacent property owners and will hold public information center sessions about the project, as follows:
Anyone unable to attend one of the meetings or with questions about the project are directed to call Debra Dellagiacoma in the Engineering and Transportation Division at 973-285-6750.
For more information on the project, please visit: http://morrisdot.org/projects/sussextpke.asp