If residents didn’t like being stuck on the southern end of Schooley’s Mountain Road in the traffic light queue before, the next three weeks won’t be any better.
A county-run paving project will begin Monday morning and is expected to last three weeks. Hours of construction will run from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The complete milling and paving project will run from the northern end of the bridge that spans the Raritan River and head north 1.6 miles to the intersection of Springtown Road.
Alternate routes are highly recommended by police to avoid any further delays in the area, as the road will be down to one alternating lane and potential spot closures during construction hours.
Further down in the valley section of the township, the much needed resurfacing of Parker Road from Old Farmers Road into Chester Township at State Park Road has been moved from July 21 to Aug. 4.
Tilcon New York, Inc of Wharton will be conducting the Schooley’s Mountain Road 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.