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Posted Monday, June 10th, 2019

Lincoln Park, Parsippany, Pequannock, and Wharton Roads Also Underway or Targeted

A long-anticipated road improvement project on a 4.4-mile section of Dover-Chester Road and North Road in Randolph and Chester Townships is expected to start as soon as next week.North Road street sign

The contractor could begin initial work on the expected month-long project, running from Sussex Turnpike in Randolph to 182 North Road in Chester Township, possible starting next Monday, June 17.

Also, bids have been awarded and work will start shortly on The Boulevard in Pequannock and later this month and in July on North Main Street and East and West Dewey Avenue in Wharton.

In addition, paving crews continue to work on a 1.7-mile stretch of Comly Road/Ryerson Road in Lincoln Park and Pequannock, and milling work is moving along at night– as requested by the township — on Littleton Road in Parsippany.

These are two of several projects underway as part of Morris County’s 2019 countywide road resurfacing effort that has targeted some 30 miles of the county’s vital road network for improvements this year.

Milling and paving is underway on South Morris Street in Dover and striping should be completed shortly on South Street in Morris Township; and milling work continues on a 1.7-mile section of Littleton Road in Parsippany, from Route 10 to the Parsippany Road area.

West Dewey Avenue, with detour sign in placeIn addition, the county plans to go out to bid today (June 10) on a resurfacing project for North Passaic Avenue in Chatham Borough and Florham Park.

Road closures and detours will be signed and coordinated with the local police. Work hours are coordinated with each municipality. Motorists should expect delays. Bicyclists are urged to seek alternate routes.

“It is vital our residents and business community to maintain the high quality of county road in Morris County,’’ said Freeholder Stephen Shaw. “We are working closely with the affected towns and their police to handle traffic flow and potential detours, and ask residents who are inconvenienced to be patient as we get this work done for you.’’

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.

Current Resurfacing Projects:

  • 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
  • Morris Township-Morristown:
    1.2-miles from Madison Avenue to Blackberry Lane
    Contractor: Schifano Construction of Middlesex
    Bid Price: $550,142
  • Dover, South Morris Street:
    0.9 miles from Route 46 to Millbrook Avenue.
    Contractor: AJM Contractors of Clifton
    Bid price: $510,961.
  • Parsippany, Littleton Road:
    1.7-miles from Route 10 to Crestview Drive
    Contractor: Schifano Construction of Middlesex
    Bid Price: $1,039,948.

Upcoming Resurfacing Projects

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

Completed Projects:

  • Boonton Twp., Powerville Road: 2-miles, Valley Rd. to Rockaway Valley Road;
  • Lincoln Park, Boonton Turnpike: 1-miles, Main Street to the Wayne border;
  • Roxbury, Mt. Arlington Blvd.: Half-mile, Landing Rd. to Laurie Road;
  • Harding-Morris Twp., James Street:6-miles, Harter Rd. to Southgate Pkwy.;
  • Dover, Randolph, V. Gardens, South Salem Street: 1 miles, E. Blackwell to Rte. 10.