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Posted Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Bridge Projects Planned this Fall in Dover, Morris Twp., Netcong, and Rockaway Twp.

Two county road paving and improvement projects are set to start on the week Sept. 9 on sections of New Vernon Road in Long Hill and Dover-Rockaway Road in Rockaway Township.

Contracts have been awarded for both projects to contractor J.A. Alexander of Bloomfield for a 1.4-mile stretch of New Vernon Road, from Meyersville Road to the township border, and for a busy 0.4-mile segment of Dover Rockaway Road from East Blackwell Street to Route 46.County Road Projects: Chatham, Lincoln Park, Long Hill, Parsippany, Rockaway Twp., Roxbury, Wharton

The county also is moving to finalize plans in the near future for paving and improvements to sections of the following roads: Drakesdale Road and Mount Olive/Flanders Road in Mount Olive, Landing Road in Roxbury, and Mendham Road in Mendham Township.

In addition, paving is expected to occur soon on Highview Avenue in Hanover Township and a small section of Littleton Road in Parsippany, from Parsippany Road to the area of Smith Road.

The first phase of a 1.1 mile milling and paving project has begun on North Passaic Street in Chatham Borough and Florham Park, where sidewalk work is underway. Milling and paving is expected soon on Comly Road/Ryerson Road in Lincoln Park and Pequannock, and for early September on East & West Dewey Avenue and North Main Street in Wharton.

 This work is all part of the Board of Freeholders aggressive targeting of some 30 miles of county roads for upgrading this summer and fall. The county roadwork is in addition to local and state road projects.

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On the bridge improvement front, work is nearing completion on the Black River Road bridge in Washington Township, which could re-open within the next two weeks, while work continues on the Crane Road bridge in Mountain Lakes.

Freeholder Stephen H. Shaw

Freeholder Stephen Shaw

Bids have been received for the Mill Road Bridge replacement project to be done later this year in Morris Township, and bids have been advertised for the planned East Blackwell Street bridge project in DoverIn addition, the county expects to move ahead with two more bridge projects this fall: Chestnut Terrace bridge in Rockaway Township and the bi-county Waterloo Road bridge at the Netcong and Stanhope border.

“This is an ambitious schedule of infrastructure work but maintaining our road and bridge network in Morris County is vital to our residents and businesses,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Stephen Shaw. “We will continue to work closely with our municipalities on all of these projects to minimize inconvenience to motorists.’’

Current Projects:

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

Milling and Paving Pending

1.7-miles from Main Street in Lincoln Park to the Boulevard in Pequannock

Contractor: J.A. Alexander of Bloomfield

Bid Price: $744,901

  • Wharton: West and East Dewey Avenue

Milling and Paving Expected Early September

0.89 miles from W Central Avenue to Wharton Rail Trail

Contractor: Riverview Paving

Bid Price: $695,654

  • Wharton: North Main Street

Milling and Paving Expected Early September

0.7 miles from Dewey Avenue to Route 15

Contractor: Riverview Paving

Bid Price: $407,290.81


County Road Projects: Chatham, Lincoln Park, Long Hill, Parsippany, Rockaway Twp., Roxbury, Wharton

North Passaic Avenue, County Road 607, in Chatham Township and Florham Park is under construction.

  • Chatham Borough-Florham Park: North Passaic Street

Sidewalk Work Underway

1.1 miles from Main Street in Chatham to the county line in Florham Park

Contractor: American Asphalt & Milling Services

Bid Price: $1,013.982

  • 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

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 Paving Soon

0.2-miles to East Hanover Avenue.

Contractor: AJM Contractors of Clifton

Bid Price: $124,359

  • New Vernon Road, Long Hill:

Anticipate Sept. 9 Project Start

1.4-miles, from Meyersville Road to the township border.

Contractor: J.A, Alexander of Bloomfield

Bid Price: $550,298

  • Dover-Rockaway Road, Rockaway Twp.:

Anticipate Sept. Project Start

0.4-miles, East Blackwell St. to Route 46.

Contractor: J.A. Alexander of Bloomfield

Bid Price: $277,221

  • Littleton Road (County Route 630), Parsippany:

Anticipate Sept. Paving

0.5-miles, Parsippany Blvd. to Smith Road.

Contractor: AJM Contractors of Clifton.

Bid Price: $323,746

Completed Projects:


  • Boonton Twp., Powerville Road: 2-miles, Valley Rd. to Rockaway Valley Rd.
  • Chester Twp. and Randolph: North Road and Dover-Chester Road, 4.4 miles.
  • 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: Madison Ave to Blackberry Lane, 1.2-miles.
  • Parsippany: Littleton Road, 1.7-miles from Route 10 to Crestview Drive.
  • Pequannock: Boulevard, 1.3 miles from Cooper Road to Route 23
  • 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