Thursday, October 12th, 2017
THREE MAJOR INTERSECTIONS TO BE DONE IN EARLY NOVEMBER
Morris County’s 2017 road resurfacing program has moved into the final, fall schedule, with projects underway in Hanover and Long Hill, and work set to start next week in Boonton as part of the Board of Freeholders’ aggressive 2017 paving effort.
Paving is currently underway on a 3.4-mile stretch of Valley Road in Long Hill, while preliminary work is in progress on a busy 1.4-mile section of Whippany Road in Hanover, running from the Bayer Corp. and past Whippany Park High School.
Work should start next week on a nearly mile-long section of West Main Street/Hawkins Place in Boonton, while a date has not yet been set for work on a half-mile connected stretch of Main Street, Chapel Hill Road and Comly Road in Lincoln Park.
In addition, work is scheduled to start the first week of November on the resurfacing of three major 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 Wooton Street in Boonton.
Motorists should expect delays and possible detours in connection with the resurfacing projects. Bicyclists should seek alternate routes, especially to avoid milled roads.
“We have made great progress this year on a series of road projects aimed at improving the county’s road infrastructure, to make driving safer and more comfortable for our residents and visitors,’’ said Freeholder John Cesaro, the county governing board’s liaison on roads and bridges.
“We thank residents across the county for their patience in dealing with the temporary inconveniences caused to motorists and will continue to work closely with our contractors and local police to cause minimum inconvenience, and do the job right, as we wind down our 2017 paving season,’’ Freeholder Cesaro added.
As part of the countywide resurfacing program, contractors recently completed work on sections of Powerville Road in Boonton Township, Meyersville Road in Long Hill and Chatham Township, and Parsippany Road in Parsippany and Hanover.
To see the complete list of currently scheduled 2017 county paving projects, visit http://transportation.morriscountynj.gov/2017-paving/
Work has begun on the following:
Projects expected to start soon:
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: