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Photo: Essex County Exec Presents South Orange Ave. Plan

Federally funded, $30 million project to reshape roadway through South Mountain Reservation.

Photo: Essex County Exec Presents South Orange Ave. Plan

Submitted by the county executive’s office:

On Monday, April 14, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (center) announced plans for the largest road improvement project undertaken by Essex County in the last generation - the $30 million reconstruction of South Orange Avenue to flatten the curves in the road, enhance motor vehicle safety and storm drainage, and make the road meet modern traffic design standards. The two-year, federally-funded project focuses on the two-mile stretch of South Orange Avenue that passes through Essex County South Mountain Reservation. Displaying an artist rendering depicting the area of improvement are (from left) Mike Piga, an engineer from French and Parrello; Essex County Deputy Chief William Payne; Lawrence French, Chairman Emeritus of French and Parrello owner; Mike Kataryniak, an engineer from French and Parrello; Freeholder Leonard Luciano; South Orange Trustees Howard Levinson and Walter Clark; Freeholder Vice President Patricia Sebold; Essex County Public Works Director and County Engineer Sanjeev Varghese; Sheriff Armando Fontoura; Assemblyman Thomas Giblin and South Orange Village Trustee and Essex County Clerk to the Freeholder Board Deborah Davis Ford. 

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