BASKING RIDGE, NJ _ As the township's busy road construction and curb and sidewalk improvements program for this continues into November, the Township Committee has awarded a contract to Landtek Construction DBA of Morganville to continue working on such public improvements around town.

The amount of the contract, $151,900.00, will be covered by funds already in this year's capital improvement project that is part of the 2019 township budget.

The contract was awarded last week after Landtek provided the lowest of four bids in a public bidding process held in September, according to the resolution approved by Township Committee.

Sign Up for Basking Ridge Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

The contract states that Landtek will provide all labor, material, and equipment necessary to perform all work as indicated on the drawings and specifications for the Department of Public Works' curbing-sidewalk improvements for 2019, the resolution states.

Construction projects, including curb, sidewalk, and manhole repairs, to continue next week

According to the township, construction work is due to begin on Monday on Chimney Ash Farm Road. Crews are expected to complete concrete sidewalk and granite block curb repairs on the road that day, according to township information.

Driveway access will be restricted for residents of 42 Mt. Airy Road, and nos. 1, 15, 16, 23, 33, 43, 44, 50, 51 Chimney Ash Farm Road for two to three days, weather dependent. Residents are advised to make alternate parking arrangements on a different section of Chimney Ash Farm Road. 

Construction work will continue on Brentwood Court, where cews will be completing stormwater infrastructure repairs, the township said. No roadway or driveway access will be restricted there, however.

Construction work also will continue on Van Dorn Road, where crews will be completing manhole repairs. No roadway access or driveway access will be restricted.

Police to direct work zone at Mine Brook/Canterbury/Somerville intersection

Township police are due to be on site to direct alternating traffic past the work zone during construction to help improve safety and slow traffic at the intersection of Mine Brook Road and Canterbury Way/Somerville Road extension, the township said. The work is expected to take place between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday.

Residents are asked to follow all posted signs/detours and use caution while driving through the construction work areas.