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County to Resurface Roads in Scotch Plains This Summer

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Union County's 2017 Road Resurfacing program will repave 21 new miles of county roads. Credits: County of Union
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Mountain Avenue and Willow Avenue from Route 22 and Raritan Road from Lake Avenue to Terrill Road in Scotch Plains are on the county’s list of roads to be resurfaced this summer, according to the Union County Board of Freeholders. The work will be conducted at night when possible in order to minimize the need for detours during peak travel periods. 

The 2017 Road Resurfacing program will cost approximately $8.2 million, with an approximate 50-50 funding split between the county and the State Transportation Trust Fund. Work ill begin later this summer after the county completes the 2016 Roads Resurfacing program that was delayed last year after Governor Christie froze the state’s Transportation Trust Fund.

In all, the 2017 Road Resurfacing program will repave 21 new miles of county roads in 15 municipalities.

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Roads included in the 2017 program are:

  • Berkeley Heights/Summit: Glenside Avenue from Valley Road to Baltusrol Ave 
  • Berkeley Heights Valley Road from Glenside Ave to the Somerset County Line
  • Clark/Cranford: Walnut Avenue from South Avenue to Valley Road
  • Elizabeth:  Linden Avenue from Acme Street/ Park Entrance to Elmora Avenue
  • Elizabeth/Linden: Linden Ave/Lidgerwood Avenue  from Park Avenue to Edgar Road
  • Hillside: Conant Street from Liberty Avenue to Salem Ave
  • Linden :Wood Ave from St. Georges Ave. to Blancke St. and Wood Ave from Pennsylvania R.R. Ave. to Rts # 1 and 9 
  • Mountainside: Summit Lane  from Summit Road to W.R. Tracy Dr.
  • Rahway: Milton Avenue to Route 1 & 9 to Broad Street
  • Rahway:  Hazelwood Avenue/Hart Street from Fulton Street to  Randolph Avenue
  • Roselle: Chestnut Street from St. Georges Avenue to 1st Avenue
  • Roselle Park: Lincoln Avenue East from Chestnut Street to  Galloping Hill Road 
  • Scotch Plains: Mountain Avenue & Willow Avenue from Route 22; Raritan Road from Lake Avenue to Terrill Road
  • Summit: Passaic Avenue from Constantine Place to River Road
  • Union: Salem Road from Morris Avenue to Conant Street

“Union County maintains more 174 miles of roadway that are of import for the transport of our residents but also goods and commerce that impacts New Jersey and the region as a whole,” Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen said in a press release. “We look forward to making progress this summer in ensuring these roads are in good condition for travel.”

Freeholder Christopher Hudak, a member of the Public Works and Facilities Freeholder Committee, added: “Resurfacing makes travel on our roadways safer and more efficient. We also make improvements to signage and striping to improve visibility, and to curbing to improve safety and accessibility for people with disabilities.”

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.To report potholes on county roads, use the online form at ucnj.org/pothole.

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