UNION COUNTY, NJ – It’s a sure sign of spring when the county roads are getting repaved, and this year 19.4 miles are getting a facelift, all part of an annual series of road resurfacing programs.

“Union County is responsible for 174 miles of roads, including many main arteries that help move people and goods throughout our region,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “Our roads are one of the main drivers of economic and social activity, and taking good care of them is a top priority.”

In addition to road repaving, there is a new project in Plainfield funded by a $1.1 million federal grant that involves three intersections on East Front Street, which will receive traffic signal upgrades, audible pedestrian countdown signals, and high visibility crosswalks.

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“These new improvements will ease congestion for motorists. They will also help make the busy Plainfield business district more inviting for people on foot or bicycle, and for people with disabilities” said Freeholder Linda Carter, who chairs the Board’s Public Works and Facilities committee.

In other areas of the county, bridge replacement and reconstruction projects are moving forward on the Elm Street Bridge in Westfield, the West Tracy Drive Bridge in Mountainside, the Hussa Street Bridge in Linden, and the Irving Street Bridge in Rahway.

Municipal roads in the county’s cities and towns are also being repaved, funded by an Infrastructure Grant Program. The grant also provides funding for other infrastructure projects, along with new bike paths, continued advocacy for mass transit improvements, and completion of the Transportation Master Plan, a key planning tool. More information about the Master Plan is available at ucnj.org.

The roads scheduled for resurfacing in 2016:

Summit

Morris Avenue from River Road to Springfield Avenue

Chatham Road from River Road to the County line

New Providence

Mountain Avenue from Diamond Hill Road to Division Avenue

Berkeley Heights

McMane Ave from Diamond Hill to Glenside Ave

Mountainside

Coles Avenue/ Sky Top Drive from Glenside Avenue to New Providence Road

Plainfield/Fanwood/Scotch Plains

Terrill Road from Somerset County line to LaGrande to 7th Street

Plainfield

West 7thStreet from Park Avenue to Middlesex County line

Union

Burnet Avenue from Morris Avenue to Essex County line

Chestnut Street from Galloping Hill Road to West Chestnut Street

Elizabeth/Union

Magie Avenue from Orchard Street to Galloping Hill Road

Kenilworth/Union/Elizabeth/RosellePark

Galloping Hill Rd from Kimberly Rd to Magie Ave

Hillside

Hillside Avenue from Chestnut Avenue to North Broad

Rahway

Madison Hill Road from Westfield to the Bridge/Dam

Elizabeth

Jefferson Avenue from Magnolia Avenue to North Avenue

Elizabethtown Plaza from Rahway Avenue to Caldwell Place

Jersey Avenue from West End Avenue to Roselle Borough Line

Linden

Elizabeth Avenue from Stiles Street to Park Avenue

Clark

Ross Street and Valley Road from Route 27 to Stiles Street

For up-to-date information on road closures and other travel advisories related to County road and bridge projects, visit the interactive Road Construction Update page at ucnj.org/ traffic.

Report potholes on County roads on the online form at ucnj.org/pothole.