For Immediate Release: May 18, 2017
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that a total of 21 new miles of County roads will be repaved this season in 15 municipalities. Work will begin later this summer.
“Union County maintains more 174 miles of roadway that are of import for the transport of our residents but also goods and commerce that impacts New Jersey and the region as a whole,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “We look forward to making progress this summer in ensuring these roads are in good condition for travel.”
Freeholder Christopher Hudak, who is a member of the Public Works and Facilities Freeholder Committee, added: “Resurfacing also makes travel on our roadways safer and more efficient. We also make improvements to signage and striping to improve visibility, and to curbing to improve safety and accessibility for people with disabilities.”
The 2017 Roads Resurfacing program will begin later this summer after the County completes the 2016 Roads Resurfacing program which was delayed last year after Governor Christie froze the state’s Transportation Trust Fund which pays in part for the program.
The 2017 Road Resurfacing program will cost approximately $8.2 million, with an approximate 50-50 funding split between the County and the State Transportation Trust Fund.
The work will be conducted at night when possible, in order to minimize the need for detours during peak travel periods.
The roads scheduled for resurfacing in 2017 are:
For up-to-date information on road closures and other travel advisories related to County road and bridge projects, visit the interactive Road Construction Update page at ucnj.org/traffic.
To report potholes on County roads, use the convenient online form at ucnj.org/pothole.