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Posted Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Bridge Projects Underway in Mountain Lakes and Washington Twp. Underway

Crane Road BridgeA host of county road and bridge projects are being done across Morris County, with various phases of construction, milling and paving on Dover Chester Road and North Road in Randolph and Chester townships, the Boulevard in Pequannock, and Comly/Ryerson Roads in Lincoln Park and Pequannock.

An improvement project for East and West Dewey Ave in Wharton is also ready to start.

Bids are pending for resurfacing of a portion of North Passaic Avenue in Chatham Borough and Florham Park, and the bid process is pending for Dover-Rockaway Road in Rockaway Township and New Vernon Road in Long Hill.

In addition, repairs have begun on the Black River Road bridge in Washington Township and the Crane Road bridge in Mountain Lakes.

“This is all part of a continuing emphasis on maintaining Morris County’s road and bridge infrastructure, to ensure that we offer a first-class, high-quality transportation network for our residents and businesses,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Stephen Shaw, the county governing board’s liaison to road and bridge projects.

North Road signThe road projects are part of Morris County’s 2019 countywide resurfacing effort that has targeted some 30 miles of the county’s vital road network for improvements this year.

Road closures and detours will be signed and coordinated with the local police. Hours of work also are coordinated with each municipality to best meet the needs of their residents.

Freeholder Shaw said the county is working closely with affected towns and their police departments on traffic flow, detours and work hours to ensure minimum disruption to local residents and businesses.

To see the complete list of scheduled 2019 county paving projects, visit:

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

Motorists should expect delays. Bicyclists are urged to seek alternate routes.

Current Projects:

  • Chester Twp. and Randolph: North Road/Dover Chester Road
    4.4 miles from #182 North Road to Sussex Turnpike
    Contractor: Tilcon NY
    Bid Price: $1,526,000.00
  • Lincoln Park-Pequannock, Comly Road/Ryerson Road:
    1.7-miles from Main Street in Lincoln Park to the Boulevard in Pequannock
    Contractor: J.A. Alexander of Bloomfield
    Bid Price: $744,901
  • Pequannock: The Boulevard
    1.3 miles from Cooper Road to Route 23
    Contractor: Riverview Paving
    Bid Price: $689,709.71
  • Wharton: West and East Dewey Avenue
    0.89 miles from W Central Avenue to Wharton Rail Trail
    Contractor: Riverview Paving
    Bid Price: $695,654.81
  • Washington Township, Black River Road Bridge
    The bridge spans a tributary to the Black River
    Detour: Black River Road to Old Turnpike Road to Fairmount Road
    Contractor:  Sparwick Contracting of Lafayette
    Bid Price: $264,660.
  • Mountain Lakes, Crane Road Bridge
    The bridge spans a tributary of Troy Brook
    Location: Crane Road between Boulevard and Morris Avenue, near Cove Place
    Contractor: Colonnelli Bros., Inc. of Hackensack
    Bid Price: $268,290.

Upcoming Projects:

  • Highview Avenue, Hanover Twp.:
    0.2-miles to East Hanover Avenue.
    Contractor: AJM Contractors of Clifton
    Bid Price: $124,359
  • Wharton: North Main Street
    0.7 miles from Dewey Avenue to Route 15
    Contractor: Riverview Paving
    Bid Price: $407,290.81

In or Nearing Bid Process:

  • Chatham Borough-Florham Park: North Passaic Avenue
  • Long Hill: New Vernon Road
  • Rockaway Township: Dover-Rockaway Road

Completed Projects:

  • Boonton Twp., Powerville Road: 2-miles, Valley Rd. to Rockaway Valley Rd.
  • Dover, Randolph, V. Gardens, South Salem Street: 1 miles, E. Blackwell to Rte. 10.
  • Dover, South Morris Street: 9 miles from Route 46 to Millbrook Avenue.
  • Harding-Morris Twp., James Street:6-miles, Harter Rd. to Southgate Pkwy.
  • Lincoln Park, Boonton Turnpike: 1-miles, Main Street to the Wayne border
  • Morris Township-Morristown: 2-miles from Madison Ave to Blackberry Lane.
  • Parsippany, Littleton Road: 7-miles from Route 10 to Crestview Drive.
  • Roxbury, Mt. Arlington Blvd.: Half-mile, Landing Rd. to Laurie Rd.