Posted Thursday, October 13th, 2016
IMPORTANT!!! EXPECT OVERNIGHT CLOSURE AND DETOUR AT HANOVER AVENUE ON OCT. 20-21
The Sussex Turnpike project in Randolph will be finalized over the next few weeks, with the contractor set to start pavement milling on Thursday, Oct. 20, followed by resurfacing that should begin on or about Oct. 24.
Resurfacing should take three days, followed by installation of pavement markings to complete the work.
Police will be on site to direct traffic through the construction zone during this period, with most work taking place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The exception to the 9 to 4 work schedule is that on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m., Sussex Turnpike will be closed at Hanover Avenue until about 5 a.m. on Friday to allow for the milling of Sussex Turnpike to achieve the proper new grade. A full detour around the area will be in effect overnight.
Concrete Construction Corp. is mobilizing this week to begin final completion of the Sussex Turnpike project. The contractor will finish work on a small section of drainage pipe and complete the installation of curbs and sidewalks where necessary.
FOR MOTORISTS: HERE IS THE EXPECTED TWO-WEEK CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE:
The night work and roadway closure will last until 5 a.m. with the road being open to traffic for the morning rush. A full detour around the area will be in effect for the overnight hours. Details on the detour plan are being worked out between the contractor and the police.
The nearly $5 million Sussex Turnpike intersection improvement project is 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 unanimously awarded a $4 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.
The federal government will pay more than $4.5 million for the work, with Morris County’s share to finance police traffic costs, liability insurance and the relocation of a fire hydrant.
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.
For view a map of the project, please visit: http://morrisdot.org/projects/sussextpke.asp