Morris County Starting Next Phase of 2019 County Road Paving  

Roads in Dover and Roxbury Set to Go

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MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County’s 2019 county road resurfacing effort will move to roads in Dover and Roxbury Township in early May, weather permitting.

Paving is scheduled to start during the first full week of May on South Morris Street in Dover, and a half-mile stretch of Mt. Arlington Blvd. in Roxbury.  Highview Avenue in Hanover Township has a June paving date.

This follows the completion of resurfacing work on Powerville Road in Boonton Township and Boonton Turnpike in Lincoln Park.

Also pending is paving on already approved and contracted projects on a segment of Littleton Road in Parsippany, while a project that had been expected to start on James Street in Morris Township and Harding has been temporarily delayed and will be twinned with a Morristown paving project.

In addition, the Board of Freeholders, at recent meetings, passed resolutions to allocate funds to pave portions of the following roads (starting the bid and contract process):

  • Lincoln Park: Comly Road/Ryerson Road
  • Long Hill: New Vernon Road
  • Long Hill: Division Avenue
  • Mendham Borough: Bernardsville Road and Hilltop Road
  • Mine Hill: Canfield Avenue
  • Morristown: South Street
  • Mount Olive: Drakesdale Road
  • Victory Gardens and Randolph: South Salem Street

“Our road crews are working across the county this spring to deal with the impacts of winter weather and the wear and tear of heavy use of our road network,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. “Keeping that network in excellent shape is of key importance to our residents and businesses, and to ensuring Morris County’s place as a first class, top-rated county.’’

Freeholder Stephen Shaw

“We are moving as quickly as possible to bid and award these contracts so we can get the needed work going,’’ added Freeholder Stephen Shaw, who is the county governing board’s liaison on roads and bridges.

The county’s 2019 resurfacing effort will cover more than two-dozen county roads in 23 towns, totaling more than 25 miles of paving. Portions of county roads scheduled for paving this year are located in Boonton Township, Chatham Borough, Chester Borough, Chester Township, Dover, Florham Park, Hanover, Jefferson, Lincoln Park, Long Hill, Mendham Borough, Mine Hill, Morristown, Morris Township, Mount Arlington, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Pequannock, Randolph, Rockaway Township, Roxbury, Washington Township, and Wharton.

Some of the largest projects include a 4.4-mile stretch of North Road/Dover Chester Road in Chester Township and Randolph, 2.4 miles of Bernardsville Road/Hilltop Road in Mendham Borough, 2.2 miles of Howard Boulevard in Mount Arlington and Jefferson, 2 miles of Boonton Turnpike in Lincoln Park, and a 1.7-mile segment of Littleton Road in Parsippany.

Bids are expected to go out soon on four other anticipated projects:

  • Randolph and Chester Twps.: North Road
  • Pequannock: The Boulevard
  • Wharton: North Main Street
  • Wharton: East and West Dewey Avenues

To see the complete list of scheduled 2019 county paving projects click here.

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

Road closures and detours will be signed and coordinated with the local police. Motorists should expect delays. Bicyclists are urged to seek other routes.

Upcoming Projects

  • Roxbury, Mt. Arlington Blvd: The half-mile project runs from Landing Road to Laurie Road. J.A. Alexander Inc. of Bloomfield is the contractor, with a bid price of $272,423. Work is expected to start on May 6. The project includes guide rail, milling, paving and striping work. Work hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Alternating traffic is likely.
  • Dover, South Morris Street: The 0.6-mile project runs from Route 46 to Millbrook Avenue. AJM Contractors of Clifton will be the contractor. Work is expected to start on May 6. The project includes milling, paving, guide rails, ramps, and striping work. Work hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A one-way detour is likely, with police and the contractor working out details.
  • Highview Avenue, Hanover Township: The 0.2-mile project will run to East Hanover Avenue. Work is expected to start in June. 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 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Local residents should expect delays. The contractor has 20 working days to complete the work.

Completed Projects:

  • Boonton Twp., Powerville Road: 2-mile project from Valley Road to Rockaway Valley Road;
  • Boonton Turnpike, Lincoln Park: 1-mile project from Main Street to the Wayne border;
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Frank Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019 both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation, Vice Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board and Co-Host of Focus on Business, Cable TV Business Show.