Construction Updates

Colt Road Improvement Project



  • Limits: #22 to #57
  • Scope: Install drainage, repair existing drainage structures, replace curbing, mill and pave the road
  • Start Date: November 1, 2016
  • End Date:  6 to 8 weeks
  • Update: 

    All major work has now been completed. Minor items will be repaired in the spring along with top soil and seeding.

 Downtown Roads & Beautification Project

  • Limits: CRBD District
  • Scope: Drainage and sewer upgrades, curbing and sidewalk replacements, ADA upgrades, sitting walls, landscaping, pedestrian bump outs, decorative crosswalks, and full milling and roadway resurfacing.
  • Contractor: Cifelli & Son general Construction
  • Start Date: August 1, 2016
  • End Date: September 30, 2016
  • Update: All paving is now complete. Minor repair items remain and landscaping and improvement of Kaus Way are underway.
  • View the construction plans (PDF).

Deforest Avenue Section II

  • Limits: Maple Street to Norwood/Kent Place
  • Scope: This project will include a continuation of the streetscape from Phase I with street lights, concrete sidewalk replacement, traffic signal replacements, shared bike lane and repaving and striping of DeForest Avenue.
  • Start Date: August 18, 2016.
  • End Date: April 2017.
  • Update: Traffic signal & wiring installation has begun and light poles will be installed in the coming weeks.
  • 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 is taking place. The majority of work is taking place during overnight work hours.

Ashwood Avenue & Ashwood Court Improvement Project


  • Limits: Entire lengths of Ashwood Avenue and Ashwood Court.
  • Scope: ADA sidewalk updates, curb and sidewalk replacement where needed, drainage upgrades (Ashwood Court only), sanitary sewer repairs, full milling and paving of the road and striping.
  • Start Date: week of October 31, 2016
  • End Date: April 2017
  • Update: All concrete work is now complete. Milling and paving will take place the week of April 10 to 14, 2017

County Projects


  • The County will be paving Morris Avenue (Kent Place Boulevard to River Road) and all of Chatham Road in mid-summer 2017.

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