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Morris Avenue Scheduled to be Repaved Monday

By on Mar 14 2013.
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Morris Avenue (New Jersey Route 124)

Morris Avenue (New Jersey Route 124)

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has the Springfield section of Morris Avenue in their sights.  Construction on Morris Avenue, or New Jersey Route 124, was scheduled to begin in October 2012, prior to Hurricane Sandy.  The project was canceled last year and the work has been rescheduled for this month.  According to the Department of Transportation, milling and paving is scheduled to begin on or around March 18, 2013 with a worst case scenario of March 25, 2013.  The portion of Route 124 that will be under construction is from Milepost 10.50 to Milepost 11.10, or Short Hills Avenue to Mountain Avenue, in both directions.

Morris Avenue (New Jersey Route 124) Sign

Morris Avenue (New Jersey Route 124) Sign

The Department of Transportation plans to close two lanes at a time in each direction because of the absence of a shoulder, center median and the heavy equipment necessary.  The traffic will be shifted to the open lane in the other direction creating one-lane travel in both directions.

The Township will be notifying residents through a reverse automated telephone call that the work will be performed in the evening between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the week.



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