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Posted Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Cold Weather Delays Work to 2018. But Ridgedale/Hanover Avenue Intersection Will be Completed.

Two of three major intersection re-paving projects scheduled to be done this month by Morris County have been postponed until 2018 due to cold weather.

Morris County Postpones Columbia Turnpike and Wootton Street Intersection Resurfacings

Freeholder John Cesaro (right) with county inspector Bob Cutter at Whippany Road paving job in Hanover

Work on the busy East Hanover Avenue and Ridgedale Avenue intersection in Hanover and Morris Township is underway, with milling done and paving scheduled on Friday.

However, resurfacing of the county’s busiest intersection, at Columbia Turnpike and Park Avenue in the same two towns, is off until the spring.

Also pushed back to 2018 is the resurfacing of the Myrtle Avenue and Wootton Street intersection on Boonton.

County engineers noted concern that cold temperatures, especially during planned evening and overnight work hours, would negatively affect the quality of any resurfacing done at this time.

Whippany Road hanging street sign“While we wanted to get all three intersections done, we were concerned that paving in cold temperatures would have provided substandard results,’’ said Freeholder John Cesaro, the county governing board’s liaison on roads and bridges. “We will tackle the other two intersections as soon as possible in 2018.’’

Cesaro noted that contractors were able to complete the resurfacing of a major segment of Whippany Road in Hanover Township to conclude the Board of Freeholders’ ambitious 2017 paving schedule.

“We’d like to thank county residents, from Lincoln Park to Washington Township and between, for their patience in dealing with the temporary inconveniences caused by our work this year,’’ said Cesaro. “We hope the better quality of those roads lasts for a long time.’’

To see the complete list of scheduled 2017 county paving projects, visit

Completed 2017 county resurfacing projects include portions of:

  • James Street: Morristown and Morris Twp.
  • Jacksonville Road: Montville, Lincoln Park, and Pequannock
  • Myrtle Ave: Boonton
  • West Main St/Hawkins Place: Boonton
  • Powerville Road: Boonton Township
  • Loantaka Way: Chatham Twp.
  • Prospect Street/Reservoir Avenue: Dover and Randolph
  • Whippany Road: Hanover Township
  • Berkshire Valley Road: Jefferson
  • Meyersville Road: Chatham and Long Hill
  • Mountain Ave: Long Hill
  • Valley Road: Long Hill
  • Main St., Chapel Hill Rd., Comly Rd.: Lincoln Park
  • Parsippany Road: Parsippany
  • South Hillside Avenue: Roxbury
  • Fairmount Road: Washington Township