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Posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Bridges Targeted in Mountain Lakes, Parsippany, and Washington Twp.

Wharton road work

Wharton road work

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.

A deck replacement project is ongoing in Washington Township due to damage that occurred to a span on Naughright Road over the South Branch of the Raritan River. Police have closed the bridge and set up detours. The county anticipates the project could be completed in a few weeks.

Also, emergency repairs are planned to an Intervale Road culvert in Parsippany, where a partial failure of the tiny span caused its closure. Detours are in place, with temporary repairs set to be done next week.

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

Regarding county roads, milling and paving is underway on Dover Chester Road and North Road in Randolph and Chester townships, and continues on Comly Road/Ryerson Road in Lincoln Park.

Preparatory work continues on the Boulevard in Pequannock, and East and West Dewey Ave in Wharton, with resurfacing to start soon. In addition, the county is preparing to resurface portions of North Passaic Avenue in Chatham and Florham Park, Dover-Rockaway Road in Rockaway Township, and New Vernon Road in Long Hill.

Bumpy North Road in Chester Township soon to be resurfaced

Bumpy North Road in Chester Township soon to be resurfaced

“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.

The road projects are part of Morris County’s 2019 countywide resurfacing effort that has targeted 30 miles of roads for improvements this year. Review the complete list

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

bicycling road signBicyclists are urged to seek alternate routes.

Current Projects:

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

Milling & Paving is Underway in Randolph

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:

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

0.89 miles from W Central Avenue to Wharton Rail Trail

Contractor: Riverview Paving

Bid Price: $695,654

Bridge closure at Naughright Road in Washington Township

Bridge closure at Naughright Road in Washington Township

  • Washington Township, Naughright Road Bridge

The bridge spans the South Branch on the Raritan River

Detour: Police closed the bridge at Bartley Road and Fairview Ave and set up a detour

Contractor: Morris County bridge maintenance crews

Estimated Cost: About $30,000

  • Parsippany, Intervale Road Bridge

The 6-foot long by 31-foot wide culvert spans Troy Brook

Contractor: Morris County bridge crew

Detour: Culvert lies between Lakeview Avenue and Ronarm Drive

  • 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


  • 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: 1.1 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.