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.
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: https://morriscountynj.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Road-Projects.pdf
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.
“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.’’
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
Extensive Bridge Approach Repairs Ongoing
0.89 miles from W Central Avenue to Wharton Rail Trail
Contractor: Riverview Paving
Bid Price: $695,654
Curb and Sidewalk Improvements Ongoing
0.7 miles from Dewey Avenue to Route 15
Contractor: Riverview Paving
Bid Price: $407,290.81
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.
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.
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
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