MORRIS PLAINS, NJ — On Monday, there will be a new central access street into Central Park of Morris County and it is being named after our current Governor Chris Christie. There will be a ground breaking ceremony on Monday where it will receive its official name: Governor Chris Christie Way.

Governor Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, will be on hand for the Monday afternoon groundbreaking and sign unveiling ceremony, alongside officials from the Morris County Freeholders and park commission.

The Christies have lived in Mendham Township for over 20 years, including the eight he spent as governor. Christie served as Morris County Freeholder between 1995 and 1997.

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Governor Chris Christie Way will run from run from West Hanover Avenue in Morris Plains to Central Avenue, the main road through the park, and is designed to alleviate traffic from surrounding neighborhoods.

Central Park of Morris is a 299 acre park in the heart of Morris County with ice skating rinks, sand volleyball, an amphitheater, and more.