Members of the Township Committee often receive inquiries about the poor condition of some of our roadways. We would like to resurface or reconstruct as many roads as possible, but like everything else, it takes money - taxpayer money.
Every year, usually in the fall, the Engineering Department conducts a survey of those streets that require attention. The list is then presented to the Township Committee during its annual budget work session that takes place on a Saturday in early February. In 2023, the Township is targeting twelve roadways for resurfacing. During the spring and summer months, the Township will be resurfacing Reynolds Avenue from Highland Avenue to a point 450 feet south of Bee Meadow Parkway, East Frederick Place, Cedar Road, Chestnut Road, Cooke Place, Wilson Place, Gloria Avenue, Kearney Avenue, Lefke Lane, Joseph Street, John Street and Forest Avenue and the Upper Malapardis Park parking lot. The total cost is estimated at $1,250,000.00.
In addition, a 2022 project, the Phase II resurfacing of South Jefferson Road, from Eden Lane to Cedar Knolls Road, will be completed this year at the cost of $332,812.54. Funds for this project are made available through the Township’s 2022 Capital Improvement Fund and a grant from the NJDOT’s Fiscal Year 2020 Municipal Aid Program.
I am also pleased to report that the County of Morris will be repaving the entire length of Troy Hills Road from its intersection with Bee Meadow Parkway and South Beverwyck to NJ Route 10. A portion of East Hanover Avenue from Ridgedale Avenue to Whippany Road will also be repaved.
In conclusion, please be assured that a top priority of your Township Committee is the improvement of our approximately 70 miles of roadway in our 10.8 square mile Town. Please excuse any temporary inconvenience as the Township initiates each road project. Thank you.
Very Truly Yours,
Thomas "Ace" Gallagher, Mayor