A 1.6-mile stretch of Washington Township’s busiest road is about to get a facelift after a devastating winter that has created cracks and potholes too large to avoid.
Beginning on Monday, July 21, a stretch of Schooley’s Mountain Road between the center of Long Valley (East Mill Road intersection) and Springtown Road, will be milled and resurfaced, Washington Township Police Lt. Doug Compton said Monday.
The road will not be closed entirely, rather alternating lanes of travel will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The construction is expected to last three weeks, Compton said.
“Motorists should plan an alternate route and expect a large amount of congestion in the area,” Compton said.
Tilcon New York, Inc of Wharton will be conducting the work under the direction of Morris County Department of Planning and Public Works Division of Engineering and Transportation.
Construction on the northern end of the county-owned roadway, from Springtown Road to the Hackettstown line, is expected for later in the summer.
The Schooley’s Mountain paving comes at the same time Newburgh Road is closed to replace a bridge connecting Morris and Warren Counties, and alternating lanes are in effect on Rt. 46 between Washington Township and Hackettstown for a bridge replacement there.
Also scheduled to begin on Monday, July 21 is the repaving of a 2.4-mile stretch of Parker Road from Washington Township to Chester Township to cap a nearly year-long water line project.