A portion of Schooley’s Mountain Road, between Camp Washington Road and Big Turn, will be down to one lane for four to six weeks for embankment repairs, according to Washington Township Police.
The project start date is estimated to be June 4, and work hours will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The roadway will be down to one lane and traffic will flow one direction at a time.
Sections of the guardrails on the embankment have been suspended in air since major flooding damaged the roadway back in September 2011. In a six-week span during that time, Long Valley succumbed to the effects of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
The work is being completed by H&G Construction from Ridgewood, New Jersey under the direction of the Morris County Department of Public Works Division of Engineering.
Steve Hammond, Morris County’s chief engineer, recently spoke with the Washington Township Committee at its May work session about the safety measures needed on the county roadway.
“The problem is more extensive than we thought,” Hammond said to the committee. “Looking over the side of the road; it’s a hell of a drop-off.”
Motorists should expect delays on the roadway, the police department said, and plan accordingly. For traffic related matters, contact Lt. Mark Niemynski at 908-876-8303, or email@example.com.