County Road Projects – October 9 Update
Morris County is moving towards the completion of its 2019 road paving and improvement projects with work scheduled in the next few weeks for portions of Quaker Church Rd and Randolph Ave in Randolph. Bids have been received for the Mill Road Bridge replacement project in Morris Township and for the planned East Blackwell Street bridge project in Dover. Read the County Press Release for more information on these and other projects around the County.
TransOptions’ TripSwitch Challenge 2019
Registration is open to join TransOptions’ 2019 TripSwitch Challenge. The goal of this competition is to encourage commuters to bike, walk, or carpool instead of driving alone. The Challenge will run from October 1 to October 21. See the TripSwitch webpage for more details.
County Road Projects – September 19 Update
A series of county road paving and improvement projects are underway across Morris County, including work on a 2.1-mile segment of road that runs from East Mill Road/Route 513 in Washington Township to Route 206 in Chester. On the bridge improvement front, work continues on the Crane Road bridge in Mountain Lakes. Read the County Press Release for more information on these and other projects around the County.
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.