2019 Essex County Roadway Resurfacing Program plans announced

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recently announced details of the Essex County’s Roadway Resurfacing Program for 2019.

“Essex residents and motorists rely on our intricate network of roads to get to work, go to school and carry out their daily errands. My administration is committed to making sure our infrastructure is in the most modern condition so that our daily lives are not interrupted,” DiVincenzo said. “We apologize for any inconvenience the construction may cause, but the end result will improve our quality of life by making it easier and safer to travel through Essex County.”

The county’s Roadway Resurfacing Program includes the following county roads:

  • Old Short Hills Road from Northfield Avenue in Livingston to Parsonage Hill Road in Millburn;
  • Watchung Avenue from Upper Mountain Avenue in Montclair to East Passaic Avenue in Bloomfield;
  • Parsonage Hill Road from White Oak Ridge Road to Old Short Hills Road in Millburn;
  • Broad Street from Bellevue Avenue in Bloomfield to the Passaic County line;
  • Two Bridges Road from Route 46 in Fairfield to the Morris County line;
  • Bloomfield Avenue from Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell to the Morris County line;
  • Scotland Road from South Orange Avenue to Randolph Place in South Orange;
  • South Orange Avenue from Walnut Street in Livingston to the Morris County line;
  • Springfield Avenue from South 20th Street to West Market Street in Newark;
  • Plymouth Street from Horseneck Road to Route 46 in Fairfield;
  • River Road from East White Terrace to Park Avenue in Nutley;
  • Park Avenue from Washington Avenue to River Road in Nutley;
  • Laurel Avenue from Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange to Shrewsbury in Livingston; and
  • Bradford Avenue from Grove Avenue to Woodstone Avenue in Cedar Grove.

The project includes milling the old surface off the road, repairing broken curbing, improving handicapped ramps and crosswalk areas at intersections, laying new pavement and painting striping on the new surface.

Smith Sondy Asphalt Construction Co. from Wallington was awarded a publicly bid contract for about $9 million perform the construction work. The project is being supervised by the Essex County Department of Public Works. The resurfacing is being funded with a grant from the NJ Department of Transportation.