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Road paving projects revving up in Morris County

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – County road paving projects are set to launch in four towns – Dover, Hanover, Mine Hill and Morris Township — over the next several weeks, as part of the Morris County Board of Freeholders’ targeting of more than 30 miles across 24 municipalities at a total cost of $9 million in 2018.

Portions of Randolph Avenue in Mine Hill, Blackwell Street in Dover, tiny Highview Avenue in Hanover Township, and Mendham Road in Morris Township will be paved in August and early September. Dates for other county paving this summer and fall will be announced in the near future.

“Maintaining our road infrastructure is extremely important to our residents, visitors, medical and educational institutions, and businesses, and is a key factor in the high quality of life we have in Morris County,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.

“We are working with our contractors to cause minimum inconvenience to residents. But there may be times when we just have to ask our residents to be a bit patient as we try to get this work done for you,’’ added Freeholder John Cesaro.

Paving in 2018 is scheduled on county roads located in Butler, Chatham Borough, Dover, Florham ParkHanover, Jefferson, Kinnelon,Lincoln Park, and Madison. Also, for Mendham Township, Mine HillMontville, Morris Township, Morristown, Netcong, ParsippanyPequannock, RandolphRockaway BoroughRockaway Township, Roxbury, Washington Townshipand Wharton.

Road closures and detours will be properly signed and coordinated with the local police departments for all of the projects. Bicyclists are urged to seek other routes during this construction period

Upcoming Projects:

  • Mendham Road, Morris Township: The 1.5-mile project will run from Indian Head Road to Kahdena Road. Work is expected to start on Monday, Aug. 13. Topline Construction of Somerville is the contractor. The bid price is $612,222. The project includes storm basin work, milling, paving, guide rails, and striping. The contractor has 20 working days (in good weather) to complete the work. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Police will assist with traffic control. A one-way detour is possible. Motorists should expect travel delays.
  • Blackwell Street, Dover: The 0.7-mile project will run from Warren Street to Salem Street. Work is expected to start on Monday, Aug. 20. AJM Contractors of Clifton will be the contractor. The bid price is $439,065. The project includes storm basin work, milling, paving, ADA ramps, guide rails, and striping. Work is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. One lane of traffic will remain open but motorists should expect traffic delays. The contractor has 20 working days to complete the work.
  • Randolph Avenue, Mine Hill: The 0.9-mile project will run from Route 46 to Randolph Avenue. Work is scheduled to start on Tuesday, Sept.4. A. Alexander of Bloomfield will be the contractor. The bid price is $347,689. The project will include storm basin work, milling, paving, ADA ramps, guide rails, and striping. Work is expected to occur from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should expect traffic delays and possible detours. Police in neighboring Wharton say a full road closure may occur at some point. The contractor has 20 working days to complete the job.  
  • Highview Avenue, Hanover Twp.: The 0.2-mile project will run to East Hanover Avenue. Work is expected to start on Monday, Sept. 24. AJM Contractors of Clifton will be the contractor. The bid price is $124,359. The project includes storm basin work, milling, paving, ADA ramps, and striping. Work is expected to occur from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local residents should expect delays. The contractor has 20 working days to complete the work.

Paving in 2018 is scheduled on county roads located in Butler,Chatham Borough, Dover, Florham ParkHanover, Jefferson, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, and Madison. Also, for Mendham Township, Mine HillMontville, Morris Township, Morristown, NetcongParsippanyPequannock, RandolphRockaway BoroughRockaway Township, Roxbury, Washington Townshipand Wharton.

The county work is in addition to local and state road-improvement projects.

Some of the more extensive work will include portions of Boonton Turnpike in Lincoln Park, Mt. Arlington Boulevard in Roxbury, East Mill Road in Washington Township, Littleton Road in Parsippany, Jacksonville Road in Pequannock, West Dewey Avenue in Roxbury and Jefferson, South Morris Street in Dover, Boulevard in Pequannock, and South Street in Morristown.

Paving of the new Gov. Chris Christie Drive in Parsippany is underway. Work also has begun on a sidewalk and paving project on Court Street in Morristown.

The Freeholders over the past five years have made the maintenance of the county’s 287-mile road network a priority issue. For 2018, the county governing board has allocated $1.1 million in the county’s capital budget for paving, combined with nearly $7.9 million in state funding to finance paving projects.

To see the complete list of currently scheduled 2018 county paving projects, click HERE.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Courtesy  Photo: East Main Street in Rockaway Borough is among the paving projects slated for this year.)