ROXBURY, NJ – Morris County plans to repave about four miles of its roads in Roxbury this summer as part of nearly $9 million in county-wide road improvements, it announced Wednesday.
Scheduled for repaving are about 2.5 miles of Hillside Avenue between Eyland Avenue and Route 10 in Succasunna and about 1.3 miles of Mt. Arlington Boulevard between Landing Road and Auriemma Court in Landing, said the county. It said the projects mark the county’s “fourth consecutive year of aggressive road paving” and are part of 32.7 miles of roadway scheduled for repaving before year's end.
To pay for the projects, the county will mix county money with anticipated state funding. “We are very aware of the importance of properly maintaining our county road network in a first-rate county like Morris County,’’ said Freeholder John Cesaro in a statement. “It is a key factor in maintaining the high quality of life for our residents, visitors, medical and educational institutions, and businesses.”
The roads chosen for paving work were based on an assessment performed in 2015. The county said a consultant “literally drove every mile of county roads with a special vehicle to assess damage and deterioration rates” to find the roads most needing new pavement, said the county.
Some of the county roads receiving attention this year were supposed to be repaved in 2016 but were back-burnered due to last year’s “stalemate over financing the state Transportation Trust Fund,” the county said.
It said the paving projects will begin in the spring, weather permitting. “We will make every effort to notify motorists in advance of upcoming road projects, to make sure required police presence and/or detours are in place, and that we cause the least disruption possible,” Cabana said.