Posted Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
ROAD CLOSINGS –INCLUDING ROUTE 10– AND DETOURS EXPECTED FOR EACH PROJECT
WORK STARTS THIS MONTH.
Morris County will undertake needed rail crossing improvement projects in Denville, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township, and Roxbury in October and into early November that will require closures of major roads, including Route 10 in Roxbury, and will result in traffic detours and delays.
The state-financed work will improve crossings on the county owned Dover & Rockaway Railroad and the Chester Branch Railroad, which are both operated by the Morristown & Erie Railway.
Route 10 in Roxbury will be closed near Eyland Avenue for the entire weekend of Oct. 21-24. Hibernia Road, Stickle Avenue and Ogden Avenue in the Rockaways and Denville will be periodically closed, with detours, during the weeks of Oct. 17, 24, and 31 respectively.
“This is work that must be done for rail and motoring safety,’’ said Freeholder John Cesaro, the freeholder board’s liaison on road projects. “We are going to try to limit the inconvenience to motorists for the shortest period of time possible. On Route 10, we will avoid the normal work and school day commuting periods.’’
“We already are working closely with each of the affected towns to be sure their residents are fully informed of the short-term impact and required detours, and will work hand-in-hand with local police to make sure that motorists have clear and easy access to detours,’’ said Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo.
Roxbury officials asked the county to do the Route 10 project on one weekend rather than stretch out the work, which would have caused motoring inconvenience over a longer period of time.
The improvements will include two separate projects: The Hibernia/Stickle/Ogden project in both Rockaways and Denville, and the Route 10 project in Roxbury.
Reconstruction of Route 10 Crossing Project
Construction will occur over one weekend beginning on Friday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. and ending on Monday, Oct. 24 at 6 a.m., with construction crews working 24 hours a day.
Eastbound traffic will be directed to Eyland Avenue, Righter Road, Park Avenue, Sussex Turnpike, Canfield Avenue and back to Route 10.
Westbound traffic will be directed to Main Street, Eyland Avenue, and back to Route 10.
A temporary cross-over access road will be available for businesses located near the project area on Route 10.
Contractor Hours: 24 hours a day from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday;