Construction Updates

Union County: Morris Avenue Resurfacing

  • Limits: Morris Ave from River Rd to Kent Place Blvd
  • Scope: Milling and paving
  • Start: Tuesday, July 18
  • End: Friday, July 21
  • Update: Work will be completed between the hours of 8PM and 6AM for four nights, weather permitting. The road will be closed during work hours. More info and a detour map are available here.

Cornog Field House

  • Work to renovate the building will begin on or about Monday, June 19 and continue through early September.
  • During construction, the Memorial Field playground will remain open but the public restrooms will not. ADA equipped portable restrooms will be provided. Visitors to Memorial Field are asked to follow all construction signs and barriers.
  • It was designed by Potter Architects of Union, NJ. Construction work will be completed by Spartan Construction of South Amboy, NJ.
  • More information is available on the Department of Community Programs website.

2017 Curb & ADA Ramp Project


  • Limits: Various locations
  • Scope: Repair or install curbing, replace drainage inlets, upgrade ADA Ramps ahead of anticipated paving projects by the city.
  • Start: June 2017
  • End: July 2017
  • Update: Work is complete at all locations. Final clean up and restoration remain. Contractor will be installing top soil, seed, and cleaning up various sites during the last two weeks of July. Call the Division of Engineering at 908-273-6404 if assistance with this project is needed.
  • View the construction plans (PDF).

Summit Maple Elm Improvement Project


  • Limits: Summit Avenue (Morris Avenue to Elm Street); Elm Street (Summit Avenue to Oak Ridge Avenue); Maple Street (Rail Road Avenue to Mountain Avenue)
  • Scope: Repair curbing where needed, replace sidewalk where needed, upgrade drainage, mill and pave.
  • Start: June 26, 2017
  • End: August 31, 2017
  • Update: Work should take 5 weeks and will take place 8AM to 5PM.  Residents are advised to call the police at 908-273-0051 when parking on the street overnight. Work is progressing on Maple Street and has begun on Elm Street
  • View the constructions plans (PDF) and detour plans (PDF).

Springfield Avenue Improvement Project


  • Limits: Waldron Avenue to Morris Avenue
  • Scope: Install sidewalk between Argyle Court and Broad Street, repair curbing as needed, upgrade ADA ramps and upgrade drainage as needed.
  • Start: June 26, 2017
  • End: August 31, 2017
  • Update: Drainage work at various locations has begun. Repair of ADA ramps and installation of new curbing near Argyle Court to begin July 24, 20
  • View the construction plans (PDF) and detour plans (PDF).

Blackburn Road Improvement Project


  • Limits: Valley View Avenue to Oak Knoll Road
  • Scope: Upgrade ADA ramps, mill and pave.
  • Start: July 2017
  • End: August 2017
  • Update: ADA ramp repairs and drainage installation to begin the week of July 24.
  • View the construction plans (PDF).

Lenox Road & Whittredge Road Improvement Project


  • Limits: Lenox Road (Entire Length); Whittredge Road (Entire Length)
  • Scope: Install curbing where none exists, repair sidewalks and ADA ramps as needed, upgrade drainage as needed, mill and pave
  • Start: August 2017
  • End: November 2017
  • Update: Pre-construction meeting between the city and contractor scheduled for last week of July.
  • View the construction plans (PDF).

2017 Drainage Improvement Project


  • Limits: Various Locations
  • Scope: Upgrade city storm sewer infrastructure.
  • Start: August 2017
  • End: November 2017
  • Update: City currently assessing the last round of bids received.
  • View the construction plans (PDF).

Morris Avenue Bridge Replacement


  • Limits: Morris Avenue Bridge over NJ Transit tracks between Springfield Avenue and Kent Place Boulevard.
  • Scope: Full replacement of bridge structure. This project is being completed by New Jersey Transit and will require a full closure of the bridge for approximately eighteen (18) months.
  • View the detour map (PDF).
  • Start Date: Work has begun.
  • End Date: Current estimate - late 2017/early 2018
  • Update: Work is currently progressing and the relocation of the City's sanitary sewer has taken place. The majority of work is occurring during overnight work hours.

Completed Projects


These projects are completed. Should you have any concerns please contact the Engineering Division at 908-273-6404.
  • Downtown Conduit Installation Project
  • 2015 Capital Roads (Ridge, Fernwood, Fairview, Druid Hill)
  • Elm Street Paving
  • Hospital Roads Access Project
  • 2015 Drainage Improvement Project
  • Ashwood Avenue & Ashwood Court Improvements
  • Downtown Roads and Beautification Project
  • Colt Road Improvement Project
  • Bellevue Avenue & Shadyside Paving (PSE&G)
  • Deforest Avenue Section II (Norwood to Maple)
  • Edgemont Road Improvement Project
  • Broad Street Sewer Line Inspection