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Morris County’s Enhanced Road Resurfacing Program Moves to Randolph

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Morris County’s expanded road resurfacing program continues this week on a portion of county-maintained Sussex Turnpike in Randolph Township.

Inlet work, milling and resurfacing of a 1.45 mile stretch of Sussex Turnpike, from Dover Chester Road to Calais Road in Randolph is expected to begin Thursday, Aug. 21.

The project is to be completed by Tuesday, Aug. 26, weather permitting, with striping of the newly repaved portion of the roadway scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Crews will be on site from approximately 7 a.m. each morning. The road will be kept open to eastbound traffic during the construction, with detours posted for traffic heading west.  Traffic flow will be managed by the Randolph Police Department, which advises motorists to expect delays in the area and to plan accordingly.

The work is part of the county’s enhanced road resurfacing program for 2014, according to Morris County Freeholder David Scapicchio, liaison to the Department of Planning and Public Works.

The Morris Freeholders increased the county capital budget earlier this year to allow for the repaving of approximately 33 miles of county-maintained roadways instead of the 17 miles per year the county normally averages, and the 22 miles the county repaved last year.

Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo said the freeholders are responding as a board to the concerns that have been expressed by county residents and local officials over county road conditions caused by the harsh 2013-2014 winter.

Morris County maintains 300 miles of county roadways.


Morris County to Mark 13th Anniversary of 9/11

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites the public to join them in observing the 13th anniversary of 9/11 at a Remembrance Service and Candlelight Vigil on Sunday, Sept. 7.

The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. at the Morris County September 11th Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany-Troy Hills, across from Morris View
Morris County's 2013 Observance
Healthcare Center.

The observance will include the reading aloud of the names of each of the Morris County victims and keynote remarks from Christopher Rodriguez, the new director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.

Rodriguez, who was born and raised in Morris County, is a 1995 graduate of Delbarton School in Morris Township. He joined the CIA following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and served in that agency for more than a decade prior to joining the state’s Homeland Security Office.

Morris County’s September 11th Memorial pays tribute to all of those who died in the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001, with a special emphasis on the 64 victims from Morris County whose names are etched in plaques that are affixed to the Memorial.

The names of all of the nearly 3,000 people who died that day are engraved in ruby-colored paving stones that have been set in the ground as a walkway surrounding the Memorial.

“We continue to gather each year,” said Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo, “not to dwell on the past, but to remember all of the nearly 3,000 lives that were so tragically lost that day. We want their family members and friends who were left behind to know that the lives of their loved ones have not be forgotten.”

Since seating at the Memorial is limited, the public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the outdoor observance. Parking will be available at the Morris County Department of Human Services building at 340 West Hanover Ave., in Morris Township. Shuttle buses will be available to transport those in need to the Memorial.

The freeholders also invite police and fire departments and rescue squads from across the county to participate by sending one apparatus per department and assembling at 6 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave., in Parsippany-Troy Hills. From there, a procession will be held to the Sept. 11th Memorial.

More information can be obtained by calling Public Information Officer Joe Garifo at 973-631-5139, or emailing him at jgarifo@co.morris.nj.us.


County’s Enhanced Road Resurfacing Program Moves to Long Hill

Friday, August 15, 2014

Morris County’s expanded road resurfacing program on county-maintained roadways is well underway.

This week, inlet repair work and the milling and resurfacing of a one-mile stretch of Long Hill Road, from Central Avenue to Mountain Avenue/Meyersville Road in Long Hill Township began.

The resurfacing should be completed by Friday, Aug. 22, weather permitting, with the striping of the newly paved portion of the roadway scheduled to take place Monday, Aug. 25.

The work will be done during the day starting at 7 a.m. Detour signs will be posted, and traffic flow will be managed by Long Hill Police during the duration of the project.

Morris County Freeholder David Scapicchio, liaison to the Department of Planning and Public Works, said the work is part of the county's enhanced road resurfacing program for 2014.

Scapicchio said the freeholders increased the county capital budget earlier this year to allow for the repaving of approximately 33 miles of county-maintained roadways instead of the 17 miles per year the county normally averages, and the 22 miles the county repaved last year.

Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo said the freeholders are responding as a board to the concerns that have been expressed by county residents and local officials over county road conditions caused by the harsh 2013-2014 winter.

Other county repaving projects that are either underway or have been completed under the ambitious program include a half-mile stretch of Fairmount Avenue, from Watchung Avenue to Main Street in Chatham Borough; a 1.2 mile portion of Diamond Spring Road in Denville, from West Main Street/Broadway to River Road; a 1.2 mile stretch of West Hanover Avenue, from Shongum Road in Morris Township to Ketch Road / Koch Avenue in Parsippany; a 1.12 mile portion of Green Pond Road, from Lake End Road to Jacobs Road in Rockaway Township; and a 1.36 mile section of West Main Street, from Route 46 to Wall Street in Rockaway Borough.

Morris County maintains 300 miles of county roadways.




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