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$920K in Road Fixes Could Get OK by Twp. Monday Night

$500K of capital improvement projects to be paid for through bonds.

The Washington Township Committee is just one vote away from approving nearly $1 million in funds to repair roads in the township this year, with more than half of it coming through the issuance of bonds.

At its regular meeting, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday night, the committee is holding a second reading, public hearing and potential vote on approving the funds, which include $500,000 in the issuance of bonds.

Also on the agenda the township will look to submit a grant for road repairs to East Valley Brook Road. Earlier this year the township applied for a grant but was not awarded according to a list of funds dispersed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation recently. The state awarded some $86 million to hundreds of municipalities to aid repair projects.

A large section of the northern portion of Naughright Road would also be completely reconstructed. Portions of Black River Road and Hacklebarney Road are part of the plans as well, and would be reclaimed and repaved.

An additional seven miles of roadway would receive the oil and chip treatment with the funds as well.

LV Taxpayer May 20, 2014 at 07:24 AM
@Guy: I believe the law was changed a few years ago to allow police to use the GVW rating, even if the truck is empty, to address this very issue. This is what I stated fairly clearly in my last post, if you spent more time reading and less time coming up with nasty responses. BTW, they also invented portable weigh stations many years ago, of which there are approximately 200 in use in NJ.
Guy Patterson May 20, 2014 at 08:46 AM
You believe or you know the law was changed? What's your source for this information? Does WT have a portable scale? No one is interested in what you believe. We only care about the truth. How's that for a nasty response?
LV Taxpayer May 20, 2014 at 10:07 AM
How's this? http://longvalley.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/washington-looks-to-deter-heavy-commerical-trucks-frofa28e20ef3
Guy Patterson May 20, 2014 at 11:33 AM
That's more like it!
Chuck Ruff May 20, 2014 at 06:15 PM
Now the question is; was this law ever enacted, and if so, has it made any difference? The road to hell is paved with good intentions.


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