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Posted Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Emergency Bridge Repairs Done in Washington Twp. and Nearly Complete in Parsippany

A 1.3-mile milling and paving project is expected to start next week on Boulevard in Pequannock, while drainage, sidewalk and bridge approach work is underway on two major road projects in Wharton – on East & West Dewey Avenue and North Main Street.

In addition, drainage improvement work is ongoing on Comly Road/Ryerson Road in Lincoln Park and Pequannock, as part of the board of Freeholders aggressive targeting of some 30 miles of county roads for upgrading this summer.

Freeholder Stephen Shaw joins Chester Township Mayor Marcia Asdal and Councilman Michael Inganamort on North Road last week

Freeholder Stephen Shaw (center) joins Chester Township Mayor Marcia Asdal and Councilman Michael Inganamort on North Road last week

As part of that effort, contractors have completed a 4.4-mile resurfacing and improvement project on North Road and Dover Chester Road in Chester Township and Randolph, with line striping and some punch list items to be completed shortly.

Three other road projects are lining up to start in the near future: sections of North Passaic Road in Chatham Borough and Florham Park, New Vernon Road in Long Hill, and Dover-Rockaway Road in Rockaway Township.

Meanwhile, county bridge crews have completed emergency repairs to a damaged Naughright Road bridge in Washington Township, and should finish repairs to an Intervale Road culvert in Parsippany by the end of this week.

Morris County Roads and Bridges Employees work on a small bridge on Intervale Road.

Morris County Roads and Bridges Employees work on a small bridge on Intervale Road.

Emergency county bridge repair projects in Parsippany and Washington Township have been added to a list of infrastructure work going on across Morris County this month on some heavily traveled roads and a couple of smaller but important county bridges.

Also, regularly scheduled repairs continue on the Black River Road bridge in Washington Township and the Crane Road bridge in Mountain Lakes.

“The county is working closely with impacted towns on traffic flow, detours and work hours to ensure minimum disruption to local residents and businesses,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Stephen Shaw, who toured the North Road/Dover Chester Road project last week.

The county road work is in addition to local and state road projects. See the complete list:

Important: Bicyclists are urged to seek alternate routes.

North Main Street in Wharton

North Main Street in Wharton

Current Projects:

  • Chester Twp. and Randolph: North Road/Dover Chester Road

Striping and Punch List Items to be Completed

4.4 miles from #182 North Road to Sussex Turnpike

Contractor: Tilcon NY

Bid Price: $1,526,000

  • Lincoln Park-Pequannock, Comly Road/Ryerson Road:

Coordinating Drainage Improvements

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

Milling & Paving to Begin Next Week

1.3 miles from Cooper Road to Route 23

Contractor: Riverview Paving

Bid Price: $689,709

  • Wharton: West and East Dewey Avenue

Bridge Approach Repairs Underway

0.89 miles from W Central Avenue to Wharton Rail Trail

Contractor: Riverview Paving

Bid Price: $695,654

  • Wharton: North Main Street

Curb and Sidewalk Improvements Underway

0.7 miles from Dewey Avenue to Route 15

Contractor: Riverview Paving

Bid Price: $407,290.81

  • 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.:

Anticipate August Paving

0.2-miles to East Hanover Avenue.

Contractor: AJM Contractors of Clifton

Bid Price: $124,359

  • Chatham Borough-Florham Park: North Passaic Avenue – August Project
  • Long Hill: New Vernon Road – Contract Awarded
  • Rockaway Township: Dover-Rockaway Road – Contract Awarded

Completed Projects:

  • Boonton Twp., Powerville Road: 2-miles, Valley Rd. to Rockaway Valley Rd.
  • Dover, Randolph, V. Gardens, South Salem Street: 1.1 miles, E. Blackwell to Rte. 10.
  • Dover, South Morris Street: 0.9 miles from Route 46 to Millbrook Avenue.
  • Harding-Morris Twp., James Street: 0.6-miles, Harter Rd. to Southgate Pkwy.
  • Lincoln Park, Boonton Turnpike: 2.1-miles, Main Street to the Wayne border
  • Morris Township-Morristown: 1.2-miles from Madison Ave to Blackberry Lane.
  • Parsippany, Littleton Road: 1.7-miles from Route 10 to Crestview Drive.
  • Roxbury, Mt. Arlington Blvd.: Half-mile, Landing Rd. to Laurie Rd.



  • Parsippany, Intervale Road over Troy Brook
  • Washington Township, Naughright Road over South Branch of the Raritan River