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Posted Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Work on Quaker Church Road and Randolph Road in Randolph to be Bid

Four county road paving and improvement projects have begun this week, including milling and paving on Highview Avenue in Hanover, and preliminary work on sections of Mendham Road in Mendham Township, Mount Olive/Flanders Road in Mount Olive, and Dover-Rockaway Road in Rockaway Township.

The county also is moving toward construction later this month on sections of Drakesdale Road in Mount Olive, Landing Road and Mt Arlington Blvd. in Roxbury, East Mill Road/Washington Turnpike in Washington and Chester townships, Canfield Avenue in Mine Hill and New Vernon Road in Long Hill.

Morris County Roads: Projects Moving Ahead in Hanover, Mendham Twp., Mt. Olive, and Rockaway Twp.

Contractor working in Highview Avenue in Hanover Township

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 curb work is underway.  Night paving also has begun on East & West Dewey Avenue and North Main Street in Wharton.

Also, bids have been advertised for work on Quaker Church Road and Randolph Ave in Randolph, the final two 2019 county paving projects, with work expected in late October.

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.

See the complete list: https://morriscountynj.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Road-Projects.pdf

On the bridge improvement front, work continues on the Crane Road bridge in Mountain Lakes. Bids have been received for the Mill Road Bridge replacement project in Morris Township, and bids have been advertised for the planned East Blackwell Street bridge project in Dover.

In addition, the county expects to move ahead with two more bridge projects this fall: Chestnut Terrace bridge in Rockaway Township and the Waterloo Road bridge at the Netcong and Stanhope border.

“We are working hard to keep our commitment to properly maintaining our road and bridge infrastructure in Morris County,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Stephen Shaw. “We intend to work through the paving season, before the weather turns colder, to complete our list for 2019.’’

photo shows work being done on the Washington Road bridge in Washington Township

The Black River Road bridge project in Washington Township has been completed and the bridge has reopened to traffic

Current Projects:

  • Wharton: North Main Street

Evening Paving Near Completion

0.7 miles from Dewey Avenue to Route 15

Contractor: Riverview Paving

Bid Price: $407,290.81

  • Wharton: West and East Dewey Avenue

Evening Paving to Start This Week

0.89 miles from W Central Avenue to Wharton Rail Trail

Contractor: Riverview Paving

Bid Price: $695,654

  • Hanover Twp.: Highview Avenue

Milling and Paving Underway

0.2-miles to East Hanover Avenue.

Contractor: AJM Contractors of Clifton

Bid Price: $124,359

Morris County Roads: Projects Moving Ahead in Hanover, Mendham Twp., Mt. Olive, and Rockaway Twp.

A section of North Passaic Avenue, County Road 607, in Chatham Borough and Florham Park will be re-paved this month.

  • Chatham Borough-Florham Park: North Passaic Street

Curb and 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

  • Mount Olive: Mount Olive Rd/Flanders Rd

Preliminary Work Begun

1.2 miles from Route 46 to Elias Drive

Contractor: Schifano Construction of Middlesex 

Bid Price: 508,828

  • 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.

The county has targeted some 30 miles of county roads for improvement this summer and fall

The county has targeted some 30 miles of county roads for paving this summer and fall

Upcoming Projects:

  • Dover-Rockaway Road, Rockaway Twp.:

Sept. Project Start

0.4-miles, East Blackwell St. to Route 46

Contractor: J.A. Alexander of Bloomfield

Bid Price: $277,221

  • Mendham Road, Mendham Township:

Sept. Project Start

1.0 mile from Ralston Hill Road to County Bridge 629

Contractor J.A. Alexander of Bloomfield

Bib Price: $426,651

  • New Vernon Road, Long Hill:

Week of Sept. 23 Project Start –Pending Completionn of Drainage Work

1.4-miles, from Meyersville Road to the township border

Contractor: J.A. Alexander of Bloomfield

Bid Price: $550,298

  • 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
  • Lincoln Park-Pequannock, Comly Road/Ryerson Road: 7-miles from Main Street in Lincoln Park to the Boulevard in Pequannock.
  • 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
  • Washington Township, Black River Road Bridge, over tributary to the Black River