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Freeholders approve road paving projects in 8 Morris County towns

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Board of Freeholders recently passed resolutions approving a series of 2020 road paving projects in eight Morris County towns, as part of an aggressive plan to pave more than 40 miles of county roads this year.

The freeholders, in a unanimous vote at a recent meeting (held remotely via a telephone conference call), approved paving sections of the following roads:

  • Denville: River Road/Bush Road (County Route 603)
  • Florham Park: Columbia Turnpike (CR 663A)
  • Harding: Long Hill Road (C.R.604)
  • Jefferson: Berkshire Valley Road (C.R. 699)
  • Kinnelon: Boonton Avenue (CR 511)
  • Long Hill: Long Hill Road (CR 605)
  • Mt. Arlington: Howard Boulevard (C.R. 615)
  • Rockaway Twp.: Green Pond Road (C.R.513)

The county governing board also awarded a contract for the replacement of the West Central Ave Bridge over tributary of the Rockaway River in Wharton Borough to Reivax Contracting Corp., for $344,900.

“Maintaining the high quality of our road and bridge network in Morris County is a priority issue for county government,’’ Freeholder Stephen Shaw said, the freeholder board’s liaison to county public works projects. “Continually investing in county roads and bridges has made Morris County THE Infrastructure County in New Jersey.’’

The freeholders, in the county’s 2020 capital budget, allocated $23 million for roads, bridges, railroads, and environmental cleanups, including 32.6 miles of resurfacing on county roads in 17 municipalities.

An additional eight miles of road work is scheduled (some of it already done) this spring and summer as leftover projects from the 2019 paving season.

To see the complete list of scheduled 2020 county road paving projects, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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