Posted Thursday, April 25th, 2019
Roads in Dover and Roxbury Set to Go
Morris County’s 2019 county road resurfacing effort will move to roads in Dover and Roxbury Township in early May, weather permitting.
Paving is scheduled to start during the first full week of May on South Morris Street in Dover, and a half-mile stretch of Mt. Arlington Blvd. in Roxbury. Highview Avenue in Hanover Township has a June paving date.
This follows the completion of resurfacing work on Powerville Road in Boonton Township and Boonton Turnpike in Lincoln Park.
Also pending is paving on already approved and contracted projects on a segment of Littleton Road in Parsippany, while a project that had been expected to start on James Street in Morris Township and Harding has been temporarily delayed and will be twinned with a Morristown paving project.
In addition, the Board of Freeholders, at recent meetings, passed resolutions to allocate funds to pave portions of the following roads (starting the bid and contract process):
“Our road crews are working across the county this spring to deal with the impacts of winter weather and the wear and tear of heavy use of our road network,’’,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. “Keeping that network in excellent shape is of key importance to our residents and businesses, and to ensuring Morris County’s place as a first class, top-rated county.’’
“We are moving as quickly as possible to bid and award these contracts so we can get the needed work going,’’ added Freeholder Stephen Shaw, who is the county governing board’s liaison on roads and bridges.
The county’s 2019 resurfacing effort will cover more than two-dozen county roads in 23 towns, totaling more than 25 miles of paving.
Portions of county roads scheduled for paving this year are located in Boonton Township, Chatham Borough, Chester Borough, Chester Township, Dover, Florham Park, Hanover, Jefferson, Lincoln Park, Long Hill, Mendham Borough, Mine Hill, Morristown, Morris Township, Mount Arlington, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Pequannock, Randolph, Rockaway Township, Roxbury, Washington Township, and Wharton.
Some of the largest projects include a 4.4-mile stretch of North Road/Dover Chester Road in Chester Township and Randolph, 2.4 miles of Bernardsville Road/Hilltop Road in Mendham Borough, 2.2 miles of Howard Boulevard in Mount Arlington and Jefferson, 2 miles of Boonton Turnpike in Lincoln Park, and a 1.7-mile segment of Littleton Road in Parsippany.
Bids are expected to go out soon on four other anticipated projects:
To see the complete list of scheduled 2019 county paving projects, visit: https://morriscountynj.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Road-Projects.pdf
The county work is in addition to local and state road-improvement projects.
Road closures and detours will be signed and coordinated with the local police. Motorists should expect delays. Bicyclists are urged to seek other routes.