Posted Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

County Paving Projects in Dover, Hanover, Mine Hill on Tap

Country road with white picket fence, blue sky and clouds.

Powerville Road

A county road-paving project is underway on a 1.4-mile section of Powerville Road in Boonton and Boonton Township, with more paving expected in Dover, Hanover, and Mine Hill over the next several weeks.

Also, the Court Street sidewalks and road project at the county government and state court complex in Morristown also is moving ahead, with paving likely in the near future. It coincides with the opening this week of a new main entrance at the county courthouse.

The paving work is part of the Morris County Board of Freeholders’ comprehensive plan that aggressively targets road infrastructure, with more than 30 miles of roads across 24 municipalities scheduled for paving this year at cost of $9 million (including state and county dollars).

Portions of Randolph Avenue in Mine Hill, Blackwell Street in Dover, Highview Avenue in Hanover Township are scheduled for paving in early September. Many of the county projects have been delayed for several months pending state approvals.

To see the complete list of scheduled 2018 county paving projects, visit: https://transportation.morriscountynj.gov/2018-county-road-paving-projects/

The county work is in addition to local and state road-improvement projects.

“We ask motorists for patience as these projects are being done,’’ said Freeholder John Cesaro. “We try to work closely with our contractors and local police to minimize the delays. But we know there have been times when the work has caused traffic backups.’’

A road with sporadic traffic leading down a hill into downtown.

Main Street, Rockaway Borough

Paving in 2018 is scheduled on county roads located in Butler, Chatham Borough, Dover, Florham Park, Hanover, Jefferson, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, and Madison. Also, for Mendham Township, Mine Hill, Montville, Morris Township, Morristown, Netcong, Parsippany, Pequannock, Randolph, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township, Roxbury, Washington Township, and Wharton.

Road closures and detours will be signed and coordinated with the local police departments for all of the projects. Bicyclists are urged to seek other routes during this construction period.

Current Projects:

  • Court Street, Morristown: The 0.1 mile project in the heart of the busy state courts and county government district should conclude in early September. AJM Contractors of Clifton is the contractor, with a bid price of $504,372. Upon completion of curb and sidewalk work, the contractor will schedule a four-day full closure of Court Street (including a weekend) to mill, pave and re-stripe the street.
  • Powerville Road, Boonton and Boonton Twp.: The 1.4-mile project will run from West Main Street in Boonton to Valley Road in Boonton Township. Schifano Construction of Middlesex is the contractor, with a bid price is $423,043. Work is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect traffic delays. The contractor has 20 working days to complete the project.

Upcoming Projects:

  • Randolph Avenue, Mine Hill: The 0.9-mile project will run from Route 46 to Randolph Avenue. Work is scheduled to start on Tuesday, Sept.4, or as near as possible. A. Alexander of Bloomfield will be the contractor, with a bid price of $347,689. The project will include storm basin, milling, paving, ADA ramps, guide rails, and striping. Work is expected to occur from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should expect delays and possible detours. Police in neighboring Wharton say a full road closure may occur at some point. The contractor has 20 working days to complete the job.  
  • Blackwell Street, Dover: The 0.7-mile project will run from Warren Street to Salem Street. Work has been delayed until early September. AJM Contractors of Clifton will be the contractor. The bid price is $439,065. The project includes storm basin work, milling, paving, ADA ramps, guide rails, and striping. Work is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. One lane of traffic will remain open but motorists should expect traffic delays. The contractor has 20 working days to complete the work.
  • Highview Avenue, Hanover Twp.: The 0.2-mile project will run to East Hanover Avenue. Work is expected to start in late September. AJM Contractors of Clifton will be the contractor. The bid price is $124,359. The project includes storm basin work, milling, paving, ADA ramps, and striping. Work is expected to occur from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local residents should expect delays. The contractor has 20 working days to complete the work.

Completed Projects:

  • Parsippany, Gov. Chris Christie Drive (The road will open in mid-September).
  • Morris Twp., Mendham Road: 5-miles from Indian Head Road to Kahdena Road.