2020 County Roads and Bridge Projects
The Morris County Board of Freeholders unveiled the 2020 infrastructure action plan for the county, which includes a total of nearly 40-miles of road paving and upgrades, and 17 county bridge replacement or rehabilitation projects. Read the County Press Release for more information on these projects.
Chestnut Terrace Bridge Project – January 23 Update
The Chestnut Terrace bridge replacement project in Rockaway Township took a major stride toward completion this week when a precast structure was delivered and installment began on what could lead to at least a partial reopening of the bridge in the next four-to-eight weeks, winter weather permitting. Read the County Press Release for more information on this project.
East Blackwell Street Bridge Project – Starts January 27
Work is scheduled to start on Monday, January 27, to replace the deck on the East Blackwell Street bridge over the Rockaway River in Dover. The county-owned span will be closed to motor vehicle traffic, with a 2.8-mile detour in place for up to ten months. Read the County Press Release for more information on this project.
Howard Boulevard Traffic Study & Survey
The Howard Boulevard Traffic Safety Improvement Study will develop recommendations for improving safety on Howard Boulevard (CR 615) from Seasons Drive to the I-80 eastbound off-ramp in Mount Arlington. Visit the Howard Boulevard project webpage to see details and updates, and to take the survey to share your ideas.
New NJ Transit Rail Schedules – Effective September 8
Amtrak has completed repairs to two rail interlockings at NY Penn Station and NJ Transit is able to restore service to the station. New schedules for NJ Transit Rail lines go into effect on September 8, including for the Morris & Essex and Montclair-Boonton Lines that serve Morris County. Visit NJ Transit’s website to view the new timetables and see NJ Transit’s notice for details.
Ash Tree Removal Along County Roads
Morris County is initiating a long-term tree removal program along County roads to deal with infestation caused by the Emerald Ash Borer, a small but deadly insect that infects and destroys ash trees in its path. The County awarded a contract for removal of trees in Long Hill and Morris Township. Read the County Press Release for more details.
Street Smart Safety Campaign
Street Smart Safety Campaign is a public education and awareness campaign created and coordinated by the NJTPA in order to help encourage safer decisions by drivers and pedestrians. For more information, please visit the Street Smart website.