Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
MAJOR INTERSECTIONS ALSO SET FOR IMPROVEMENT IN BOONTON, HANOVER AND MORRIS TOWNSHIP
Phase two of Morris County’s aggressive 2017 road resurfacing program will move to Parsippany Road in Parsippany and Hanover, followed by Whippany Road in Hanover, with the start of a combined 3.6-mile paving project set to start early in the week.
A 2.5-mile paving project on a stretch of Meyersville Road in Long Hill and Chatham Township will follow, set to start the week of Sept. 18.
In addition, the county plans to resurface three major and heavily traveled intersections: Columbia Turnpike and Park Avenue in Hanover and Morris townships; Hanover and Ridgedale avenues, also in Hanover and Morris townships; and Myrtle Avenue and Wooten Street in Boonton.
The Boonton Intersection work is scheduled to start next week. Work on all three intersections will be done at night, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Motorists should expect delays and possible detours. Bicyclists should seek alternate routes.
“It is vital to our residents and businesses to maintain a top quality road infrastructure,’’ said Freeholder John Cesaro, the county governing board’s liaison on roads and bridges. “We are working with our contractors to schedule the road work to cause minimum inconvenience, but there are going to be times when we just have to ask our residents to be patient and seek alternate routes during the work,’’ Freeholder Cesaro added.
Also on the paving agenda, among others, will be resurfacing of a 3.4-mile segment of Valley Road in Long Hill – a road suffering from extensive wear and a water company project that tore up parts of the road.
To see the complete list of currently scheduled 2017 county paving projects, visit http://transportation.morriscountynj.gov/2017-paving/
Here is an update on the projects that are next to be done:
Overall, the Morris County Board of Freeholders’ have targeted upgrades to some 32 miles of county roads across 15 municipalities at a total cost of about $9 million in 2017. This effort is in addition to any ongoing or planned local or state road-improvement projects.
Efforts have been made to coordinate contractors’ schedules and roadwork with municipalities, school districts, and utilities.
Completed 2017 county resurfacing projects include portions of: