Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
AGGRESSIVELY TARGETING 30.3 MILES OF COUNTY ROADS FOR IMPROVEMENTS
The Morris County Board of Freeholders has announced the 2018 list of county road paving projects that will target more than 30 miles across 24 municipalities at a total cost of $9 million, in a continuation of the board’s continuing policy of maintaining and improving the county’s high quality road network.
Portions of county roads scheduled for paving in 2018 are located in Butler, Chatham Borough, Dover, Florham Park, Hanover, Jefferson, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, and Madison.
Work also is set for roads in Mendham Township, Mine Hill, Montville, Morris Township, Morristown, Netcong, Parsippany, Pequannock, Randolph, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township, Roxbury, Washington Township, and Wharton.
The county also has targeted two major intersections for paving, including the county’s busiest intersection at Columbia Turnpike and Park Avenue in Hanover and Morris townships, plus the Myrtle Avenue and Wootton Street intersection in Boonton. These are holdovers from the 2017 paving schedule.
This county work is in addition to any local or state road-improvement projects.
Some of the more extensive work will include portions of:
The smallest paving job will be the tiny, one-tenth mile Court Street in Morristown, scheduled for after Memorial Day.
For 2018, the freeholders have allocated $1.1 million in the county’s capital budget for paving, combined with nearly $7.9 million in anticipated state funding to finance paving projects.
“It is extremely important to properly maintain our county road network in a first-rate county like Morris County,’’ said Freeholder John Cesaro, the county governing board’s liaison on public works and roads.
“Maintaining our infrastructure is vital to our residents, visitors, medical and educational institutions, and businesses, and is a key factor in our high quality of life.’’
To see the complete list of currently scheduled 2018 county paving projects, visit: https://transportation.morriscountynj.gov/2018-county-road-paving-projects/
The Freeholders over the past five years have made the maintenance of the county’s 287-mile road network a priority issue.To expedite projects, the freeholders over the past few years have approved short-term financing to allow the county to bid projects early in the season and move full-speed-ahead during the spring and summer on a full slate of road repaving.