MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - A road resurfacing project on Myrtle Avenue in Boonton is expected to be completed next week. The project, including storm basin work, milling, paving, and striping, has started this week and should take two weeks to complete.

The next project on tap is a 0.9 mile stretch of Prospect Street/Reservoir Avenue in Dover and Randolph. This project, which includes ADA/mobility ramp work, milling, paving, and striping and will run from West Blackwell Street in Dover to Hawthorne Street in Randolph. The project is expected to start on or about May 22.

Resurfacing projects have been completed on James Street in Morristown and Morris Township; Jacksonville Road in Montville, Pequannock and Lincoln Park; Loantaka Way in Chatham Township; and Mountain Avenue in Long Hill.

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“Properly maintaining the county road network in a first-rate county like Morris County is a key factor in maintaining the high quality of life for our residents and businesses,’’ said Freeholder John Cesaro, the county governing board’s liaison on public works and roads. “We are trying to schedule the work to cause minimum inconvenience and ask residents to be patient and seek alternate routes during the work.’’     

For 2017, the freeholders have allocated $5.1 million in the county’s capital budget for paving, combined with nearly $3.9 million in anticipated state funding to finance paving projects. The county also is advancing projects for roads not paved, as expected, in 2016 due to delays caused by a state government stalemate over financing of the State Transportation Trust Fund.

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

Road closures and detours will be properly signed and coordinated with the local police departments for all of the projects. Bicyclists are urged to seek other routes during this construction period.