April 3, 2007

CONTACT: Wayne Avery, 908-527-4742
Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419



Union County Freeholder Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski has announced plans for the 2007 Milling, Resurfacing & Handicap Ramp Construction Project throughout Union County.

“It is important to maintain our roadways to ensure a safe, smooth commute for everyone living or working in Union County,” said Union County Freeholder Daniel P. Sullivan. Freeholder Sullivan also serves as Chairman of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.

Approximately 11.88 miles of county roads will be improved under the program. Work is scheduled to begin by the end of June when schools have been dismissed for the summer and will be completed prior to Labor Day 2007. Work is scheduled for the following locations:

Valley Road,
Berkeley Heights

Somerset County Linden
to Glenside Avenue

0.225 mile





West Grand Street, Elizabeth

Park Street (Roselle Line) to Cherry Street (NJSH Rt. 27)

1.273 miles





New Providence Road, Mountainside

US Rt. 22 to Mountain Avenue

0.480 mile





Summit Road, Mountainside

Summit Lane to US Rt. 22

1.237 miles





South Street,
New Providence

Springfield Avenue
to Mountain Avenue

1.381 miles





Grand Avenue,

Bond Street to Turner Street

0.218 mile





Hazelwood Avenue,

Jaques Avenue to
US Rts. 1&9/Frontage Road

0.541 mile





First Avenue,

Cranford Line to Park Street (Elizabeth Linden)

2.102 miles





Chestnut Street, Roselle Park

Williams Street to
Sumner Street

0.690 mile





Passaic Avenue, Summit

Constantine Place
to River Road

1.016 miles





River Road,

Passaic Avenue
to Rt. 124 Overpass

0.767 mile





Stuyvesant Avenue, Union

Vauxhall Road to
Hillside Avenue (Irvington Line)

1.213 miles





West Broad Street, Westfield

Lambert’s Mill Road
to Rahway Avenue

0.732 mile

The cost of this resurfacing project is estimated to be $3,880,000 which will be paid for by grants from the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Homeowners in these areas who are planning home improvements that may involve excavations to install new or upgraded utility services should complete their work before the Union County road resurfacing project begins.