Posted Monday, October 28th, 2019

Contracts Awarded But Work delayed Until Spring on Two Randolph Roads

Morris County has nearly completed its aggressive 2019 road paving effort with some 31 miles of roads getting new surfaces and other improvements as part of the Board of Freeholders emphasis on maintaining a top-quality road infrastructure in the county.County Concluding 2019 Paving Projects with 31 Miles of County Roads Improved and Resurfaced

All but two of the county’s targeted road projects have been done this year, with the exception being portions of Quaker Church Road and Randolph Avenue in Randolph. It is too late in the paving season to tackle those two roads, but contracts have been awarded and work will start when weather permits in the spring, with an April 15, 2020, deadline for work to be done.

County contractors, meanwhile, continue to work on a 2.1-mile segment of East Mill Road in Washington Township to Route 206 in Chester. A contractor is completing bridge repair and maintenance work, with milling and paving to be completed when the bridge work is done.

Two other late season projects, North Passaic Avenue in Chatham Borough and Florham Park, and a small segment of Littleton Road in Parsippany both have been completed.

Regarding county bridge projects, work is set to start this week on the replacement of the Chestnut Terrace bridge in Rockaway Township. Bids have been received for the Mill Road Bridge project in Morris Township, East Blackwell Street bridge project in Dover, and Waterloo Road bridge in Netcong.  There are no start dates yet for those three projects.

Current Projects:

Washington Twp. and Chesters: East Mill Rd/Washington Tpke.

Partially Paved, Bridge Work Continues;

2.1 miles, from E. Valley Brook Road to Route 206;

Contractor: Top Line Construction of Somerville;

Bid Price: $1.1 million.

Rockaway Twp.: Chestnut Terrace Bridge

Work to Start This Week on Bridge Replacement;

1.5-mile detour will be in place;

Contractor: Reivax Contracting of Newark;

Bid Price: $675,000.

The following is a list of county road and bridge projects completed since the late spring:

Completed Road Projects

  • Boonton Twp., Powerville Road: 2-miles, Valley Rd. to Rockaway Valley Rd.
  • Chatham/Florham Park: North Passaic Avenue, 1.1 miles from Main Street in Chatham to county line in Florham Park
  • 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.
  • Hanover Twp., Highview Avenue: 2-miles to East Hanover 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.
  • Long Hill, New Vernon Road:4-miles, Meyersville Road to township border
  • Mendham Twp., Mendham Road: 0 mile from Ralston Hill Road to Bridge 629
  • Mine Hill, Canfield Avenue: 6 miles, W. Randolph Ave to Route 46
  • Morris Township-Morristown: Madison Ave to Blackberry Lane, 1.2-miles.
  • Mount Olive:, Mount Olive/Flanders Road: 1.2 miles from Route 46 to Elias Drive
  • Mount Olive, Drakesdale Road: 7 miles, Flanders-Netcong Road to Route 206
  • Parsippany: Littleton Road, 1.7-miles from Route 10 to Crestview Drive
  • Parsippany, Littleton Road, 5-miles, Parsippany Blvd. to Smith Road
  • Pequannock: Boulevard, 1.3 miles from Cooper Road to Route 23
  • Rockaway Twp., Dover-Rockaway Road: 4-miles, East Blackwell St. to Route 46
  • Roxbury, Mt. Arlington Blvd.: Half-mile, Landing Rd. to Laurie Rd.
  • Roxbury, Landing Road:2 miles, from Route 80 to Mt. Arlington Blvd
  • Roxbury, Arlington Blvd.: 1.3 miles, Laurie Road to the township line
  • Wharton: North Main Street: 0.7 miles from Dewey Avenue to Route 15
  • Wharton, West and East Dewey Avenue: 0.9 miles W Central to Wharton Rail Trail

Completed Bridge Projects:

  • Mountain Lakes, Crane Road Bridge between Boulevard and Morris Avenue
  • 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