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Union County Schedules First Night-Time Road Resurfacing

New turf fields and lights are among the improvements slated for historic Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield. Credits: County of Union, NJ

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Seasonal road resurfacing projects are returning to parts of Union County this summer and fall, but with a twist: much of the work will take place at night.

“Economic activity is up in Union County, and that means an uptick in daytime traffic,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “By scheduling most of the work at night we can minimize disruptions to local businesses, commuters, and first responders while continuing to ensure that our vital County arteries are kept in good condition.”

The projects all involve street closings needed to mill out the old surface and apply the new surface.

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For the night-time projects, the milling and resurfacing will take place between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

For all of the projects, other incidental work, such as the installation of new curb ramps and the resetting of manholes and catch basins, will be done during the day.

The night work was scheduled based on input from local officials, with the result that one project in Summit and two projects in Plainfield will be conducted during daytime hours only.

A total of approximately 14 miles of road will be resurfaced this summer and into the fall, in order to take advantage of favorable weather before the cold weather storm season begins.

The work will be rolled out in two phases. A contract totaling just over $2,953,000 for Phase I has been awarded to Black Rock Enterprises, LLC, of Old Bridge. Work on those roads will start on or around the end of July.

Additional roads will be resurfaced under Phase II. Phase II will be bid out in August, with work expected to begin in the fall.

In addition to resurfacing County roads, the Black Rock contract also covers a municipal section of Plainfield Avenue in Plainfield, from 5th Street to Front Street. Plainfield will pay for the cost of that work through a shared services agreement with the County.

“By joining in the County contract, Plainfield was able to get a better price for its project,” explained Hudak. “The County offers many such shared service opportunities, and we look forward to working with other municipalities on shared road resurfacing contracts in the future.” 

For updates on the resurfacing projects and other road construction activity in Union County visit the “Road Construction Update” interactive map at the County website,

Following are the roads included in the 2014 resurfacing projects:

Phase I (starting on or around July 28)

·         West Hazelwood Avenue in Rahway, from St. Georges Avenue/Rt. 27 to Fulton Street.

·         East Third Avenue in Roselle, from Chestnut Street to Jersey Avenue (East).

·         Plainfield Avenue in Plainfield, between 5th Street and Front Street.

·         Locust Street in Roselle Park, from Grant Street to W. Sumner Avenue.

·         South Avenue in Cranford, from the Garwood line to Centennial Avenue.

·         South Avenue in Garwood, from the Westfield line to Center Street.

·         South Avenue in Westfield, from Westfield Circle to the Garwood line.

·         East Broad Street in Westfield, from Elmer Street to South Chestnut Street.

·         Meisel Avenue in Springfield, from Maple Avenue to S. Springfield Avenue.

Phase II (to start this fall)

·         Ashland Road in Summit, from Division Avenue to Mountain Avenue

·         Diamond Hill Road in Berkeley Heights, from Mountain Avenue to Valley Road.

·         Front Street in Plainfield, from Watchung Avenue to Terrill Road

·         Mountain Avenue in Berkeley Heights, from Horseshoe Road to the Somerset County line.

·         New Providence Road in Berkeley Heights, from Valley Road to the Green Brook

·         Springfield Avenue in Cranford, from Kenilworth Boulevard to North Avenue.

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