Morris County News

Road Resurfacing Project Update

ecb3669c699bd57fd38e_45f9288b4e447536a083_Road_Resurfacing.jpg
Road Resurfacing Project Credits: Morris County Government
ecb3669c699bd57fd38e_45f9288b4e447536a083_Road_Resurfacing.jpg

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A flurry of late summer Morris County road resurfacing is underway across the county as part of the Board of Freeholders’ aggressive 2017 paving effort, with two more projects, in Boonton and Lincoln Park, added to the list of upcoming work and set to start in early-to-mid October.

The county has awarded contracts for a nearly mile-long section of West Main Street/Hawkins Place in Boonton and a smaller nearly half-mile connected stretch of Main Street, Chapel Hill Road and Comly Road in Lincoln Park.

Work should start during the first two weeks of October on these two projects.

Sign Up for E-News

“We are moving ahead with a series of projects that should continue to improve the county’s road infrastructure to make driving safer and more comfortable for our residents, visitors, and the many people who come to work and school in our county,’’ said
Freeholder John Cesaro, the county governing board’s liaison on roads and bridges.
 

“These projects will cause temporary inconvenience for many motorists but we are working closely with our contractors and local police to cause minimum inconvenience, do the job right, and get it done quickly,’’ Freeholder Cesaro added.

As part of the countywide resurfacing program, contractors have started preliminary work on sections of Powerville Road in Boonton Township, Meyersville Road in Long Hill and Chatham Township, Valley Road in Long Hill, and Parsippany Road in Parsippany and Hanover.
 
In addition, work will start soon on the resurfacing of three major and heavily traveled intersections: Columbia Turnpike and Park Avenue in Hanover and Morris townships; Hanover and Ridgedale avenues, also in Hanover and Morris townships; and Myrtle Avenue and Wooton Street in Boonton.

The Boonton intersection is first on the list. Work on all three busy intersections is scheduled at night, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.  

Motorists should expect delays and possible detours in connection with each of the resurfacing projects. Bicyclists should seek alternate routes, especially to avoid milled roads.

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

Storm basin and ADA ramp work has begun on the following:

Parsippany Road, Parsippany: The 2.1-mile project runs from East Halsey Road to Whippany Road. Tilcon is the contractor.  The bid price is $678,000. The project includes storm drain work, ADA ramps, milling, paving and striping.  Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect delays.

Meyersville Road, Chatham and Long Hill: The 2.6-mile project runs from just west of New Vernon Road in Long Hill to Fairmount Avenue in Chatham. The contractor is Top Line Construction. The bid price is $620,754. The project includes storm basin work, ADA ramps, milling, paving and striping.  Work hours in Long Hill are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Expect delays.

Valley Road, Long Hill: The 3.4-mile project runs from Mountain Avenue to the Somerset County line. The contractor is Schifano Construction. The bid price is $1.1 million. The project includes storm basin work, ADA ramps, milling, paving and striping. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Expect delays and at least one detour.

Powerville Road, Boonton Township: The 1.7-mile project runs from Rockaway Valley Road to the Kinnelon Borough border. The contractor is Schifano Construction. The bid price is $437,176. The project includes storm basin work, milling, paving and striping. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Expect delays.

Projects expected to start soon:

Whippany Road, Hanover: The 1.4-mile project will run from Mt. Vernon Way to Oak Ridge Drive. Tilcon is the contractor. The bid price is $622,200. The project includes storm drains, ADA ramps, milling, paving and striping.  Work hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists should expect delays.
Intersections in Boonton, Hanover and Morris Township: Milling and resurfacing projects will start in Boonton, at Myrtle Ave and Wooton Street starting soon. The contractor is Tilcon. Once done in Boonton, work will move to two of the busiest intersections in Morris County: Park Avenue and Columbia Turnpike and then Ridgedale Avenue and East Hanover Avenue – both intersections connect Hanover and Morris Township. The bid price for all three intersections is $383,300. Expect delays. WORK WILL BE DONE AT NIGHT, 8 P.M. TO 5 A.M.

Main Street, Chapel Hill Road and Comly Road, Lincoln Park: The project totals  about one-half mile and includes Main Street, from Boonton Turnpike to Comly Road; Chapel Hill Road, from Boonton Turnpike to Main Street; and Comly Road, from Boonton Turnpike to Main Street. Mark Paving Co. is the contractor. The bid price is $275,080. The project includes ADA ramps, milling, paving and striping. Work hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but start at 7 a.m. on paving days. Expect delays.  

West Main Street/Hawkins Place, Boonton: The 1-mile project runs from Fairview Avenue to Boonton Avenue. The contractor is J.A. Alexander. The bid price is $395,694.  The project includes ADA ramps, storm basins, milling, paving and striping. Expect delays. Work hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 2017 county paving program is a continuation of the Freeholder Board’s priority policy over the past several years of maintaining the county’s high quality road network.

Overall, the Morris County Board of Freeholders have targeted upgrades to some 32 miles of county roads across 15 municipalities at a total cost of about $9 million in 2017. This effort is in addition to any ongoing or planned local or state road-improvement projects.

Efforts have been made to coordinate contractors’ schedules and roadwork with municipalities, school districts, and utilities.   

Completed 2017 county resurfacing projects include portions of:
James Street: Morristown and Morris Twp.
Jacksonville Road:  Montville, Lincoln Park, and Pequannock
Mountain Ave: Long Hill
Loantaka Way: Chatham Twp.
Myrtle Ave: Boonton
Prospect Street/Reservoir Avenue: Boonton and Randolph
Berkshire Valley Road, Jefferson
South Hillside Avenue, Roxbury
Fairmount Road, Washington Township

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Roxbury

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_6fbb36edd977045c0d4d_jrk_project

Fri, January 19, 9:00 PM

Big Ed's Tap House at Circle Bowl, Ledgewood

JRK Project at Big Ed's

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, January 20, 8:00 PM

Investors Bank Theater, Succasunna

Coach Tom Whiteley

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, January 21, 4:00 PM

Investor's Bank Theater @ RoxPAC, Succasunna

Open Mic at Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_5078e779090d4dec75fa_paint_your_pet

Thu, January 25, 7:00 PM

Big Ed's Tap House at Circle Bowl, Ledgewood

Paint Your Pet Wine and Paint

Arts & Entertainment

Columns

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Medical Minute – Winter Weather Edition

On this episode of AtlantiCast Medical Minute, learn how to take the fight to Old Man Winter, while staying safe! Learn some winter health tips with Anthony Brutico, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Newton Medical Center.

 

Sponsors of Roxbury's Best Journalism

Getting it Right From the Start; Roxbury Realtor Bob Idakaar

ROXBURY, NJ – Twenty years ago this month, Bob Idakaar experienced an unprofessional real estate agent. That’s when he decided to be a good one.

Idakaar, a lifelong Succasunna resident and TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, bought his fifth home in July 1997. A big event, one that could have been joyous, ended up being stressful and unenjoyable.

“I had a bad experience,” he ...

Roxbury Diner: Homespun Hospitality Through Thick and Thin

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury was being buried in snow March 14 and most businesses were closed. Not Roxbury Diner.

Roxbury Diner isn’t like most businesses.For co-owner Jimmy Dontas, a snowstorm – even a blizzard – isn’t a reason to suspend operations. Instead, it’s a call to action.

To many in town, Roxbury Diner – a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor – is ...

It Began With Filling Your Tank; Now They Fix Your Grandson’s Car

When we drive east on Route 10 through Roxbury, many of us might remember a Shell station at the Randolph border next to the golf range. It was in that station that Nancy and Peyton Knight began their long history of auto repair in the township.

That was 1983 and soon the Knights’ business grew and expanded. The humble gas station gradually morphed into a state-of-the-art ...

Orthopedic Urgent Care in Roxbury - Open Late and on Weekends

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s a pleasant Sunday morning, you’re playing volleyball in the back yard with the kids and – forgetting you’re not 17 anymore – you jump up to smack that ball.

Instead of feeling the satisfaction of an unanswered spike, you feel the stinging pain of a wounded ankle.

The only good thing about this scenario is that you live in Roxbury. That ...

Love of His Hometown Drives Roxbury Realtor Ted Miller II

ROXBURY, N.J. – Most local real estate agents can tell you what houses are for sale in Roxbury. Ted Miller can probably tell you what was there before the houses were built. 

Miller, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, grew up in the township and has watched it change from bucolic to bustling. The son of a local Realtor, ...

Three Sons at His Side, John Klein Makes Plumbing a Family Affair

ROXBURY, N.J. - Running water and a warm house during winter months are some of the most important amenities we enjoy -- and often take for granted -- in our homes.

With John Klein Plumbing & Heating, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, residents of Roxbury (and beyond) have a father-and-sons company they count on for reliable plumbing and heating services to keep the ...

Letters to TAPinto Roxbury

Proving yourself first

January 5, 2018

Dear Editor,

I have read with interest the reaction of the only Democrat member of Roxbury's Town Council regarding his appointments to committees.

I recently retired after over 40 years in senior leadership roles in both public and private sectors. I have always found that responsibility is earned through proving one's self through team work, due ...

Press Releases

First Energy Donates to Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore

January 17, 2018

First Energy is pleased to partner with Morris Habitat for Humanity to provide a grant to support Operator Safety Training for the ReStore staff and volunteers. A check for $2,500 from First Energy Foundation was presented to Morris Habitat and the ReStore on January 16, 2018.  Pictured are Mel Oppenheimer, ReStore Advisory Committee; Blair Schleicher Bravo, CEO Morris Habitat; Michael ...

Brain Cancer Study Opens at Overlook Medical Center - One of Four Sites in Country

Kurt Jaeckle, MD, co-director of the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center, and medical director of the Atlantic Center for Research, is leading a phase III study of novel drug VAL-083, which has already shown promise in Glioblastoma and other cancers. 

The study is for patients whose glioblastoma multiforme or gliosarcoma has progressed during or after treatment ...