Milling and paving of East Main Street in Rockaway Borough should start today (Thursday, Oct. 25) and preliminary work for the paving of segments of Central Avenue in Madison and Boonton Turnpike in Lincoln Park should begin on Monday (Oct. 29).
Two other county paving and road improvement projects are underway, including sections of Boonton Avenue in Butler and Kinnelon, and Jacksonville Road in Pequannock.
However, paving on Blackwell Street in Dover is on hold due to the massive fire that occurred in the town on Monday. The street has been milled but the contractor is unable to access the road at this time to complete the paving portion of the job. A decision will be made, in coordination with the town, in the coming days on when the work can resume.
The paving is part of the Morris County Board of Freeholders’ plan to maintain the county’s road infrastructure, with more than 30 miles of roads across 24 municipalities scheduled for paving this year at cost of $9 million (including state and county dollars).
Delays in obtaining state approvals for the paving work pushed back the county’s 2018 paving schedule, with efforts being made award bid contracts and expedite work.