Posted Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Bridge Projects in Dover, Morris Twp., and Netcong Ongoing
Morris County has completed its replacement project of the bridge on Chestnut Terrace in Rockaway Township and has reopened the once-busy span to motor vehicle traffic.
Rockaway Township officials have been notified the project is completed and the road is now open to traffic. However, local officials noted that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Parks Lake, which is located near the bridge is closed to the public, so they will restrict public parking in that area.
The well-traveled county bridge on Chestnut Terrace, over the North End of Fox Pond (Parks Lake), has been closed since late last year due to deterioration, which required a full replacement.
The original Chestnut Terrace bridge — or County Bridge No. 1400-889 — was constructed in 1971, and the superstructure was replaced in 1990. Average daily traffic is approximately 2,000 vehicles per day. It is a short distance from Mt, Hope Road.
In spite of the COVID-19 crisis, the county’s 2020 bridge infrastructure program is continuing on schedule. Replacement or rehabilitation of 17 bridges is planned at locations in Butler, Denville, Dover, Jefferson, Mendham Township, Morris Township, Netcong/Stanhope, Randolph, Rockaway Township, Washington Township, and Wharton.
“While COVID-19 is at the forefront, county government is still working on important infrastructure projects that keep people employed and ensure that Morris County to is ready when businesses we get back to normal operation,” said Morris County Freeholder Stephen Shaw.
Current projects include: