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Repairs Will Stunt Mtn. Traffic For 4 Weeks

Guardrail fixes expected to begin on Schooley's Mountain Road June 4.

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 .

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 . In a six-week span during that time, Long Valley succumbed to the effects of 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 .

“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 mniemynski@wtpdmorris.org.

Jennifer Simon May 26, 2012 at 04:05 PM
I am so relieved to hear that work will begin in June on the 'mid-air' guardrails....and thankful that no one has gone over the edge and into the valley below. However, I have a one concern as a resident (and parent) who lives between Camp Washington and Big Turn. Work is slated to begin June 4th. School ends only 11 days later. I think it would be ill advised to shut the road down to one lane in advance of June 15th. As you know buses zoom up and down this road continuously during the day. I think they will be terribly delayed...both getting to school and coming home. As a parent of one of the children who rides these buses I think I can safely speak for the other parents when I say "Please wait until the 15th!" It's my belief that the repairs were of an emergency nature and should have been done within weeks of the road washout...but since the town has waited SO long to make the repairs...waiting 11 more days just makes sense now.
Hookerman May 27, 2012 at 12:07 PM
I pity any Schooley's Mountain resident who has a kid graduating middle school this year. Better pack a lunch for the trip.
LV Resident May 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM
It would be great if this is completed before Middle Valley Rd. is closed.
KD4LV May 27, 2012 at 07:18 PM
That's all you people do is complain! First it's when are they going to fix the road and now the timing isn't convenient to/for you! Do us all a favor and stop b*tching and enjoy LV

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