ELIZABETH, NJ - The sometimes jarring experience of driving on two of Summit's Union County-controlled roadways is about to get smoother as sections of Passaic and Glenside Avenues have been included in the County's 2017 Roads Resurfacing project. The initiative will see a total of 21 new miles of County roads -- located in 15 municipalities --  repaved with work beginning later this summer.

“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,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “We look forward to making progress this summer in ensuring these roads are in good condition for travel.”

Freeholder Christopher Hudak, who is a member of the Public Works and Facilities Freeholder Committee, added:  “Resurfacing also 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.”

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The 2017 Roads Resurfacing program will begin later this summer after the County completes the 2016 Roads Resurfacing program which was delayed last year after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie froze the state’s Transportation Trust Fund which, in part, pays for the program.

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.

The work will be conducted at night when possible, in order to minimize the need for detours during peak travel periods. 

The roads scheduled for resurfacing in 2017 are:

Summit: Passaic Avenue from Constantine Place to River Road

Summit / Berkeley Heights: 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 Avenue to Blancke St. and Wood Ave form 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 

Scotch Plains: Raritan Road from Lake Avenue to Terrill Road

Union: Salem Road from Morris Avenue to Conant Street

Westfield / Clark: Central Avenue from South Avenue to Barnes & Noble

To report potholes on County roads, visit ucnj.org/pothole.