BOONTON, NJ - On or about Tuesday, Oct. 21, construction will commence involving the milling and re-paving of Boonton Avenue, specifically the area between Main St. and Sheep Hill Rd.

The hours of operation will be from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The project has the potential to extend through Friday, Oct. 24 or later depending on unforeseen circumstances such as poor weather conditions.

During the hours of the operation, Boonton Ave. will be closed in both directions from Main St. to at least Wootton St., and at times the entire length out to Sheep Hill Rd.

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To avoid unnecessary delays, thru traffic motorists should plan on using an alternate route if possible, such as Route 287.

When completely closed at Sheep Hill Rd., southbound thru traffic will be detoured from Boonton Ave. in Montville, making a left onto Taylortown Rd., and then a right onto Route 202 to continue straight until Main St. in Boonton. Northbound traffic from Main St. will be detoured to Route 202 (Myrtle Ave), making a left on Taylortown and a right onto Boonton Ave.

To accommodate this construction, Emergency Parking regulations shall also be in effect:

Parking shall be prohibited on Boonton Ave. from Main St. to Sheep Hill Rd. from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of the construction. Additionally, the Boonton Ave. parking lot near the intersection of Main St. will be subject to closure Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct 23 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Vehicles must be removed from the parking lot prior to 6 a.m. or they may have to remain parked until roadway construction has ceased in the area. If you park in a private driveway and will need to get out during the days of construction, if possible you should make alternate arrangements for your vehicle such as parking on an adjoining or parallel street, as there may be delays in accessing your driveway depending on the roadwork being performed at the time.

There will be police personnel on scene during the project and if a motorist faces difficulty in accessing a particular residence or location, or has any questions about access, they should speak to a police officer first, especially before proceeding around any barricades or cones.

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation, we apologize for any inconvenience.