HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Department of Public Works has begun the 2020 Road Paving project, with several stretches of roads slated for improvement, according to Mayor Doug Tomson.
The paving is one component of an overall infrastructure improvement effort.
The schedule is contingent on the weather.
Road Paving began Tuesday and will continue through Friday.on Willow Road. Traffic will be alternated between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for milling and paving.
Road Paving is scheduled Wednesday and Thursday on Amwell Road (CR 514), which will be closed from Route 206 to Steinmetz Road, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for milling and paving. Detour signs will be posted.
Road work on Route 206 between Andria Avenue and Old Somerville Road is scheduled on Friday from 3 a.m. until 3 p.m. with alternating traffic.
The township secured funding for the projects through the sale of bonds in late 2018. Work began last year, according to Tomson.
Other paving projects are planned for:
1. Andria Avenue (limit from Farm Road to Route 206);
2. Camplain Road (limit between Route 206 and Sunnymead Road) contingent on gas main work by PSE&G;
3. Hillsborough Road (limit between bypass and Willow Road);
4. Wertsville Road (limit between Montgomery Road and Township Boundary);
5.Brooks Boulevard (limit between Route 206 and St. Mary’s Byzantine Church);
6. East Mountain Road (limit between East Mountain Road to the Township Boundary);
7. Green Hills Development (PSE&G paving ½ width due to gas work that was completed) ;
“The above listing is what is planned for 2020 as a result of the evaluations and the five-year plan maintained by the Township,” Tomson said.
In addition to paving, there will be several areas that will receive “high performance chip seal” a mix of oil and chip, to provide a stress absorbing membrane type of surface treatment which creates a highly durable wearing surface, Tomson explained. The material reduces reflective cracking and serves to , waterproof and seal cracks and imperfections of aging pavement.
The paving material flexes with existing road pavement in extreme temperature fluctuations and offers a more rapid application which minimizes traffic disruptions, Tomson added.
Another component of the public works project is the retrofitting of catch basins in the township mandated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Once completed, the improved catch basins will contribute to the township's sustainability goals, Tomson said.