County to Resurface Central Avenue in Westfield and Clark

Union County's 2017 Road Resurfacing program will repave 21 new miles of county roads. Credits: County of Union

WESTFIELD/CLARK, NJ — Central Avenue from South Avenue to Barnes & Noble is on the county’s list of roads to be resurfaced this year, the board of freeholders has announced. The work will be conducted at night when possible, the county said, 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.

The 2017 Roads Resurfacing program will 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, according to the board.

Sign Up for E-News

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

Other 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 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

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 H. 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 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.”

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

To report potholes on county roads, use the online form at

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Union Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Fatally Stabbing Father

March 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – The Union man accused of stabbing his father to death and setting the home on fire last May has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison, announced acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan on Monday.

Jeffrey Adams, 21, must serve at least 85 percent of that term before the possibility of parole, in accordance with New Jersey’s No Early Release Act, under the ...

Mayor Brindle’s Update, Feb. 13

March 14, 2018

The following are highlights from the update that Mayor Shelley Brindle gave at Tuesday night’s town council meeting.

Last week’s back to back nor’easters left a wave of destruction that Westfield hasn’t experienced since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Three thousand homes lost power. Over 40 roads were closed due to downed wires and/or trees. Our police responded to ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, March 23, 12:00 PM

Resolve, Scotch Plains

Free Teen Anxiety Group (Ages 14-17) at Resolve

Sat, March 24, 10:00 AM

Burent Middle School , Union

Union County Wide - March for Our Lives

Government Law & Justice


Sun, March 25, 11:00 AM

Shackamaxon Country Club, Scotch Plains

Hear Our Voices: MemoryCare Plays

Health & Wellness

Westfield Police Blotter: DWI, Reported Fraud & More

March 14, 2018

March 7, 2018 2:06 a.m.

Carlos C. Mendoza, age 33, of Garwood, NJ, was arrested on the strength of three Westfield Municipal Court warrants ($750) pursuant to a traffic stop in the area of South Avenue in Scotch Plains. Subject was transported to Westfield Police HQ where he was processed and refused after posting bail.


March 9, 2018 2:09 p.m.

A resident of Sandra Circle ...

Christopher Dean Band to Play at Westfield Memorial Library

March 19, 2018

The Christopher Dean Band will play at the Westfield Memorial Library on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

The Christopher Dean Band is a regional blues/soul band based out of the Central New Jersey area, working up and down the East coast year round. Christopher Dean fronts the group, playing guitar and singing lead vocals.

Dean, who was ...

Gratitude Goes to the Girls! Mindful Monday Series - # 1

March 19, 2018

I am thrilled to launch our first edition of "Mindful Mondays" today!  Why Mindful Mondays? After several years of working with individuals in a variety of settings, many have asked me: "What's all this mindfulness about anyway?"  I often respond with, "It's different for everyone," but in general I begin with this definition ...

16 Homes Sold Last Week in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Mountainside & Cranford

Sixteen homes sold last week, March 11 to March 18, 2018, in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Mountainside and Cranford:*


TOWN        ADDRESS                  STYLE           RMS    ...

Charitable Spirit Alive and Well in Westfield Public Schools

Students, staff and parents in Westfield Public Schools continue the district’s long tradition of helping others both in and outside of the community, with a number of students recently recognized for their efforts.

Fifteen Westfield High School juniors and sophomores were honored by the Community Food Bank of New Jersey for collecting more than 5,000 pounds of food items for families in ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


The Day After

Some years ago, the United Nations held the International Summit on Sustainable Development, here in Johannesburg. The Summit was a great success. One wonders, though, whether all the wonderful decisions and resolutions that were adopted were ever implemented. In other words, were they themselves sustainable?

Good ideas and worthwhile projects are suggested regularly. The question is, do they ...

'Trying' explores age, youth and points of history in poignant production

‘Trying’ explores youth, age and points of history in poignant production

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The George Street Playhouse presents an engrossing, two-character play based on the real life of Francis Biddle, former Attorney General.

Biddle, a Harvard educated lawyer, served under Franklin Roosevelt and later Harry Truman during the Nuremberg Tribunal. His ...

Profit from Recent Volatility with Stock Market Bargains

Markets retreated in February, the worst down month in two years. A record surge in volatility caused several ETFs designed as leveraged bets on low volatility to plunge, with at least one being forced to liquidate and hand its investors a near total loss.

The Causes of February’s Market Retreat

The initial catalyst for the sell off was inflation. The January jobs report showed ...


Kathleen Marie Christian (nee Helmstetter), age 73 of Surf City, NJ, passed away peacefully at home ...
Read more

Suspended Hillsborough HS Athletic Director Charged with Theft

March 19, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Suspended Hillsborough High School Athletic Director Michael Fanizzi has been arrested and charged with the theft of $10,704 in athletic event receipts over a four-year period from 2013-2017, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Fanizzi, 53, a resident of Conover Way in Hillsborough who had been athletics director for 14 years, had been ...