The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that a total of 18 new miles of County roads will be repaved this season in 14 municipalities. Work will begin later this summer.
“Keeping our roads in top condition ensures our residents and those traveling through our area a safe and enjoyable driving experience,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “Union County is one of the region’s most powerful and effective transportation hubs, and we aim to keep it that way.”
Freeholder Vice Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, who heads the Public Works and Facilities Freeholder Committee, added: “The County maintains more than 174 miles of roadway. Resurfacing makes our roadways not only safer to navigate for both drivers and pedestrians, but also more efficient.”
The 2018 Roads Resurfacing program will begin later this summer after the County completes the 2017 Roads Resurfacing program.
The 2018 Road Resurfacing program will cost approximately $7.5 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 2018 are:
Diamond Hill Road
Oak Ridge Road
North & Midway
E. Broad Street
E. 7th Street
E. Grand Ave
Route 1& 9
Vaux Hall Road
Essex County Line
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.