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Road Resurfacing on Myrtle Ave & Wootton St. Set to Start This Week

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - As part of the countywide resurfacing program, the county is announcing the start of work next week on a 1.7-mile section of Powerville Road in Boonton Township.  In addition, county projects are starting on Parsippany Road in Parsippany and Hanover, and Whippany Road in Hanover, as part of a combined 3.6-mile paving project.

Also, the county is resurfacing three major and heavily traveled intersections: Columbia Turnpike and Park Avenue in Hanover and Morris townships; Hanover and Ridgedale avenues, also in Hanover and Morris townships; and Myrtle Avenue and Wootton Street in Boonton.

The Boonton intersection is first on the list. Work on all three busy intersections is scheduled at night, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

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Motorists should expect delays and possible detours in connection with each of the resurfacing projects. Bicyclists should seek alternate routes, especially to avoid milled roads.

“We will seek to minimize detours and delays, but there are going to be times when we just have to ask our residents to be patient and seek alternate routes during the work,’’ said Freeholder Cesaro.

Morris County has awarded a contract for the long-anticipated Valley Road resurfacing project in Long Hill, with work set to start next week on a 3.4-mile segment of the road that has badly deteriorated due to weather and utility work.

It is part of phase two of the Morris County Board of Freeholders’ aggressive 2017 road resurfacing program, with a flurry of projects underway or planned to start in the next two weeks.

“We are very aware that residents of Long Hill have had to struggle with a substandard Valley Road for quite a while,’’ said Freeholder John Cesaro, the county governing board’s liaison on roads and bridges.

“We have received their calls and heard their concerns, and ask them to be patient for just a few more weeks. We will work with the contractor to cause minimum inconvenience, do the job right, and get it done quickly,’’ Freeholder Cesaro added.

To see the complete list of currently scheduled 2017 county paving projects, visit http://transportation.morriscountynj.gov/2017-paving/

Here is an update on the projects that are being done:

  • Parsippany Road, Parsippany: The 2.1-mile project will run from East Halsey Road to Whippany Road. Tilcon will be the contractor.  The bid price is $678,000. The project includes storm drain work, ADA ramps, milling, paving and striping.  Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect delays.
  • Whippany Road, Hanover: The 1.4-mile project will run from Mt. Vernon Way to Oak Ridge Drive. Tilcon is the contractor. The bid price is $622, 200. The project includes storm drains, ADA ramps, milling, paving and striping.  Work hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists should expect delays.
  • Meyersville Road, Chatham and Long Hill: The 2.6-mile project will run from just west of New Vernon Road in Long Hill to Fairmount Avenue in Chatham. The contractor is Top Line Construction. The bid price is $620,754. The project includes storm basin work, ADA ramps, milling, paving and striping.  Work hours in Long Hill are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours are not finalized for Chatham. Expect delays.
  • Intersections in Boonton, Hanover and Morris Township: Milling and resurfacing projects will start in Boonton, at Myrtle Ave and Wootton Street starting Sept. 5. The contractor is Tilcon. Once done in Boonton, work will move to two of the busiest intersections in Morris County: Park Avenue and Columbia Turnpike and then Ridgedale Avenue and East Hanover Avenue – both intersections connect Hanover and Morris Township. The bid price for all three intersections is $383,300. Work will be done from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Expect delays. WORK WILL BE DONE AT NIGHT, 8 P.M. TO 5 A.M.
  • Valley Road, Long Hill: The 3.4-mile project will run from Mountain Avenue to the Somerset County line. The contractor is Schifano Construction. The bid price is $1.1 million. The project includes storm basin work, ADA ramps, milling, paving and striping. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Expect delays and at least one detour.
  • Powerville Road, Boonton Township: The 1.7-mile project will run from Rockaway Valley Road to the Kinnelon Borough border. The contractor is Schifano Construction. The bid price is $437,176. The project includes storm basin work, milling, paving and striping. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Expect delays.

The 2017 county paving program is a continuation of the Freeholder Board’s priority policy over the past several years of maintaining the county’s high quality road network.

Overall, the Morris County Board of Freeholders’ have targeted upgrades to some 32 miles of county roads across 15 municipalities at a total cost of about $9 million in 2017. This effort is in addition to any ongoing or planned local or state road-improvement projects.

Efforts have been made to coordinate contractors’ schedules and roadwork with municipalities, school districts, and utilities.  

Completed 2017 county resurfacing projects include portions of:

  • James Street: Morristown and Morris Twp.
  • Jacksonville Road:  Montville, Lincoln Park, and Pequannock
  • Mountain Ave: Long Hill
  • Loantaka Way: Chatham Twp.
  • Myrtle Ave: Boonton
  • Prospect Street/Reservoir Avenue: Boonton and Randolph
  • Berkshire Valley Road, Jefferson
  • South Hillside Avenue, Roxbury
  • Fairmount Road, Washington Township

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