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Paving Project to Cause Heavy Traffic Delays on Schooley's Mountain

Three-week construction will repave 1.6-mile northern section of county roadway.

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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.

Earlier this summer a repaving project on Naughright Road between Jackie Drive and Nancy Terrace closed the roadway as well

Deb Geddes July 07, 2014 at 02:41 PM
the stretch coming up from the Hackettstown side is also horrible! There is a long crack that runs right where your tire rides.....absolutely horrible! To avoid it you really have to stay to the right or you'll be riding too close to the center line.
Judy Dechent July 07, 2014 at 04:12 PM
I don't understand why all of this roadwork has to be done at exactly the same time ... why wasn't it scattered over the summer?
Jennifer Simon July 08, 2014 at 08:12 AM
I agree. Even though school is now out...many of us still have to go to work!
Mr X July 08, 2014 at 08:57 AM
wasn't the section from around Camp Washington and the "big turn" already resurfaced not a year or two ago? maybe they should do a better job to help the pavement last longer. when you fill a pothole, make the patch even with the surrounding pavement. They always pile it up a little, even after being steamrolled, it sticks up a bit and makes a bump, then in winter the plows come by and shear it right off or just pull the whole patch right out again.
PD73 July 08, 2014 at 12:14 PM
Yesterday, The Patch reported that Parker Road was being re-surfaced THIS Monday, July 14. Is it the 21st now? http://longvalley.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/parker-road-paving-work-to-end-yearlong-water-line-project?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001&evar4=picks-1-post&newsRef=true

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