MORRISTOWN, NJ - Motorists traveling on Sussex Turnpike should be aware that the road will be closed at Hanover Avenue starting at 8pm on Thursday night and continue until 5am Friday morning.   The closure will allow for milling of Sussex Turnpike to achieve the proper new grade. 
 
 A full detour around the area will be in effect overnight.
 
Resurfacing to start on Monday should take three days, followed by installation of pavement markings to complete the work. Police will be on site to direct traffic through the construction zone during this period, with most work taking place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
 
 
Expected two week construction schedule: 
• Thursday night, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. Sussex Turnpike will be closed at Hanover Avenue to perform milling of roadway to lower Sussex Turnpike to the proper new grade. The closure will last until 5 a.m.;
• Friday Oct. 21, at 9 a.m., the contractor will continue milling efforts on Sussex Turnpike;
• Final paving will follow on Oct. 24 through 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
• Minor repaving will be done by Oct. 26 on Sussex at Dover–Chester Road;
• Final pavement markings will be installed on Oct. 27 or 28.
 
The nearly $5 million Sussex Turnpike intersection improvement project is designed to enhance safety and traffic flow on the busy road that runs through Randolph, and serves as a commuter route to and from Morristown, the County College of Morris and Route 10 in Roxbury