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Posted Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Bridge Work Continues in Washington Twp. and Mountain Lakes

The first phase of a 1.1 mile milling and paving project is expected to start next week on North Passaic Avenue in Chatham Borough and Florham Park, while milling and paving should start next week on Comly Road/Ryerson Road in Lincoln Park and Pequannock.

County to Start Chatham Borough/Florham Park Paving Project on North Passaic Avenue

North Passaic Avenue, County Road 607, in Chatham and Florham Park will be repaved.

At the same time, extensive drainage, sidewalk and bridge approach work is continuing on two major roads in Wharton – East & West Dewey Avenue and North Main Street – with paving likely in early September.

Some other county road projects set for the near future are New Vernon Road in Long Hill and Dover-Rockaway Road in Rockaway Township, both 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. See the complete list:

On the bridge improvement front, work is continuing on the Black River Road bridge in Washington Township and on the Crane Road bridge in Mountain Lakes. Also, bids are being advertised for the Mill Road Bridge replacement project to be done later this year in Morris Township, and bids will be advertised in early September for the planned East Blackwell Street bridge project in Dover.

Freeholder Stephen H. Shaw

Freeholder Stephen Shaw

“Maintaining our road and bridge infrastructure is vital to our residents and businesses, and helps make Morris County one of the best places to live and work in New Jersey,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Stephen Shaw. “We will continue to work closely with our municipalities on these projects to minimize inconvenience to motorists.’’

Current Projects:

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

Milling and Paving Could Start the week of Aug. 19

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

Extensive Bridge Approach Repairs Ongoing

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 Ongoing

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

Crane Road between Boulevard and Morris Avenue, near Cove Place

Contractor: Colonnelli Bros., Inc. of Hackensack

Bid Price: $268,290.


Upcoming Projects:

  • Chatham Borough-Florham Park: North Passaic Avenue

Anticipate Aug. 19 Start Date for Preliminary Work

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

  • Highview Avenue, Hanover Twp.:

Anticipate August Paving – Awaiting Completion of Gas Utility Project

0.2-miles to East Hanover Avenue.

Contractor: AJM Contractors of Clifton

Bid Price: $124,359

  • 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.
  • 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