MORRISTOWN, NJ - Roads in Kinnelon, Mendham and Randolph will be upgraded in 2020, announced the Morris County Freeholders. The freeholders will keep a close watch on these roads during the winter season for any interim repairs, they stated.
“We know that residents in those towns have inquired about getting their roads repaired and brought up to the standards we expect in Morris County,’’ said Freeholder Stephen Shaw. “We want to let you know that we are aware of the situation and intend to make upgrades to those roads as soon possible in 2020.’’
Kinnelon Road, which stretches 4.4 miles from the Boonton Township border to Route 23, will be upgraded in the summer of 2020. In addition to repaving, the borough has requested that a pedestrian improvement between Fayson Lakes Road and Ricker Road be incorporated into the project. The planned pedestrian path would run parallel to Kinnelon Road in the area that includes Kinnelon High School, the Kinnelon Public Library, and the borough’s municipal complex.
In Mendham Borough and Mendham Township, the county anticipates making improvements to Hilltop and Bernardsville roads (one continuous road but the name changes at the municipal border) an early 2020 project. Utility work performed earlier this year by the New Jersey American Water Company has resulted in uneven pavement on that roadway, which runs from Main Street to the Somerset County line.
In Randolph, portions of Quaker Church Road and Randolph Avenue are in line for spring resurfacing. They were expected to be the final two projects of the county’s 2019 paving season but work had to be delayed because the weather turned too cold to do optimum quality paving, said officials.