SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Essex County roads in South Orange and Maplewood have been listed among the streets being paved in 2018 as part of the County Roadway Resurfacing Program, according to a press release from Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
"The annual paving contract is part of the DiVincenzo Administration’s initiative to enhance safety on the roads and the quality of life by modernizing infrastructure," stated the release.
The project includes milling the old surface off the road, repairing broken curbing, improving handicapped ramps and crosswalk areas at intersections, laying new pavement and painting striping on the new surface, according to DiVincenzo.
In South Orange and Orange, Scotland Road from Main Street in Orange to South Orange Avenue in South Orange will be resurfaced, stated the release.
In Maplewood, Valley Street from Hixon Place to the Union County line will be resurfaced, according to the release.
South Orange Avenue from Grove Street to Howard Street in Newark is also part of the resurfacing program, as is Old Short Hills Road from Northfield Avenue in Livingston to Parsonage Hill Road in Millburn.
“Essex residents and motorists rely on our intricate network of roads to get to work, go to school and carry out their daily errands. My administration is committed to making sure our infrastructure is in the most modern condition so that our daily lives are not interrupted,” DiVincenzo said. “We apologize for any inconvenience the construction may cause, but the end result will improve our quality of life by making it easier and safer to travel through Essex County,” he added.
Smith Sondy Asphalt Construction Co. from Wallington, NJ, was awarded a publicly bid contract for $8,161,575 to perform the construction work, according to the press release.
The project is being supervised by the Essex County Department of Public Works. The resurfacing is being funded with a grant from the NJ Department of Transportation, stated the press release.