Construction Updates

Upcoming City of Summit Road Projects Summary

  • Village Green Improvements (Phase III) - Southeast Quadrant
  • Downtown Traffic Signal Improvement Project - Springfield Avenue
  • Woodmere Drive
  • Lorraine Place, Lorraine Road, and Sherman Avenue
  • Blair Place, Dorsett Lane, and Nassau Drive (curbing)
  • Park Line (Phase III)
  • Broad Street Sidewalk Improvement Project (Walnut Street to Ashwood Avenue)
  • Canoe Brook Parkway

Ongoing Projects Summary

  • Prospect Street (Tulip Street to Morris Avenue)
  • Ox Bow Lane & Wildwood Lane (Entire Lengths)
  • Ridgedale Avenue (Entire Length)
  • Division Avenue (Entire Length)

Union County Road Projects Summary

  • For the latest information on county paving projects, please check the Union County website.

Division Avenue Improvement Project


CLICK HERE for the DIVISION AVENUE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PLANS  06/16/2023


  • Limits: The entire length of Division Avenue (Stony Hill Court will also be paved as an alternate budget permitting)
  • Scope: Mill & Pave entire length of roadway, upgrade drainage structures, inspect and repair sewers, improved pedestrian crossings, pavement striping throughout, and repairs to granite block curbing.
  • Start: Fall 2023 (subject to contractor availability and weather)
  • End: December 2023 (milling and paving to be completed by Spring 2024 if weather conditions do not support paving in 2023)
  • Emergency vehicles will have access at all times, and Summit Police officers will be onsite to direct traffic and assist with local access on affected streets. Written notifications will be delivered by the contractor to all affected property owners.
  • During project work, residents should park on neighboring side streets. If it is necessary to leave cars on the street overnight, please submit a request to the Summit Police Department online to avoid being ticketed.
  • Update 9/25/2023 - The project has been awarded to the lowest responsible bidder in accordance with State regulations. A pre-construction meeting is to be held with between the contractor, the City of Summit, and the Borough of New Providence. Subject to contractors availability. 
  • Update 11/7/2023 - Pre-construction meeting was held on 10/13/2023. Start date subject to contractor availability. Residents to be notified once a start date is determined. 
  • Update 1/25/2024 - Construction scheduled to resume on or about 3/15/2024. 

Michigan Avenue Improvement Project

CLICK HERE for the MICHIGAN AVENUE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PLANS  06/20/2022


  • Limits: The entire length of Michigan Avenue & Faitoute Court
  • Scope: Add mountable granite block curbing along both sides of Michigan Avenue. Mill & Pave entire length of Michigan Avenue and Faitoute Court, upgrade drainage structures, and inspect and repair sewers
  • Start: N/A
  • End: N/A

Prospect Street Improvement Project


CLICK HERE for the PROSPECT STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PLANS  12/23/2022


CLICK HERE for the PROSPECT STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT'S SIDEWALK EXHIBIT

  • Limits: Entire Length
  • Scope: Upgraded drainage structures, inspection and repair of sewers, addition of granite block curb where none currently exists and full road mill/pave. Addition of new sidewalk.
  • Start: On or about Monday, September 25, 2023 with possible mobilization beginning the week of September 18, 2023
  • End: November 2023 (final paving subject to seasonal temperatures)
  • Update 10/6/2023: Concrete work is currently underway followed by resetting of manhole and catch basin structures.
  • Update 11/2/2023: Milling and Paving is anticipated to commence the week of 11/6/23 (subject to contractor availability and weather permitting).
  • Update 11/7/23: Milling and paving operations will be performed on Prospect Street between Pine Grove Avenue and Tulip Street on Wednesday, November 8, and Friday, November 10, weather permitting. Milling is scheduled for November 8 and paving is scheduled for November 10. Work will be performed between the hours of 8AM and 5PM. The road will be fully closed during project work and for a few hours after paving is complete to allow the pavement to cure. Residents should park on neighboring side streets while the road is closed during project work.
  • Update 11/13/23: Paving between Pine Grove Avenue and Tulip Street has been completed. The remainder of the Prospect Street between Tulip Street and Morris Avenue was originally bid as an alternate due to budget restraints and will be milled and paved in the Spring of 2024.

Ox Bow Lane & Wildwood Lane Improvement Project


CLICK HERE for the Ox Bow Lane and Wildwood Lane Improvement Project Construction Plans 12/08/2022


  • Limits: Full lengths of Ox Bow Lane & Wildwood Lane.
  • Start: On or about Monday, October 23rd (weather permitting)
  • End: December 2023 (final paving subject to seasonal temperatures)
  • Update 10/11/2023: Work to begin late October beginning with drainage work. 
  • Update 10/20/23: Project is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, October 23, and continue through December 2023, weather permitting. Project work includes drainage and curb repairs, sewer system upgrades, and milling and paving of the roadway. Work will be completed Monday through Friday between the hours of 8AM and 5PM. Road closures and detours will be in effect during project work and police will be onsite to direct traffic. During milling and paving operations, the road will be fully closed and residents will be asked to park on neighboring side streets.
  • Update 11/7/2023: Drainage work is currently underway and expected to be completed by November 17th followed by concrete work projected to begin on or about Monday, November 27th. 
  • Update 12/5/2023: Milling and paving anticipated to be completed by the end of December 2023 subject to seasonal weather conditions and contractor availability. In the event of a delay due to weather or contractor availability, milling and paving will occur in Spring 2024.
  • Update 12/13/2023: The contractor will begin curbing repairs on Thursday, December 14; this work is expected to take about a week. The roadway will be milled after curb work is complete, and paving is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, weather permitting.
  • Update 12/21/2023: All sewer and drainage work has been completed. Concrete work is underway. The City is working closely with the Contractor to ensure that every effort is made to pave the roadway before winter. Should temperatures be unfavorable, paving will be delayed to the spring. Should paving proceed, residents will be notified directly by the contractor prior to milling and paving operations. 

Hobart Avenue Sidewalk Project

  • Limits: Ridge Road to Arboretum
  • Scope: Install Sidewalk on the west side of Hobart Avenue from Ridge Road to Hobart Road and the east side of Hobart Avenue from Hobart Road to the Arboretum   
  • Start: Delayed
  • End: N/A
  • Update: This proposal was considered and approved by Common Council as the City has received numerous requests for Pedestrian and ADA access to the Arboretum.  The proposed construction plan can be viewed here. Project is due to be advertised for public bid during the first quarter of 2023.
  • Update 8/23/2023: The City is coordinating with the utility companies prior to beginning construction. A start date cannot be established until this is successfully completed. 
  • Update 11/7/2023: Work is scheduled to begin on or about Thursday, November 9th. 
  • Update 12/5/2023: All major work has been completed with minor punch list items remaining. Please report any deficiencies to the Engineering Division at 908-273-6404.

Mount Vernon Avenue & Kent Place Boulevard Improvement Project

CLICK HERE for the MOUNT VERNON AVENUE & KENT PLACE BOULEVARD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PLANS  03/27/2023


  • Limits: Along the northerly side of Kent Place Boulevard & Mount Vernon Avenue between Passaic Avenue and the Mount Vernon Avenue bridge.
  • Scope: Install a new sidewalk along the northerly side of Kent Place Boulevard and Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Start: N/A
  • End: N/A

Ridgedale Avenue & Colonial Road Improvement Project


CLICK HERE for the RIDGEDALE AVENUE AND COLONIAL ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PLANS 6.7.23.


  • Limits: Full length
  • Scope: Inspection and repair of storm and sanitary sewers, installation of granite block curb, repair of existing granite block curb and milling and paving of both roads.
  • Start: November 2023
  • End: N/A
  • Update 11/10/2023: Work scheduled to begin on or about Monday, November 13th with concrete work, including curbing, on Colonial Road. 
  • Update 12/5/2023: Milling and paving anticipated to be completed by the end of December 2023 subject to seasonal weather conditions and contractor availability. In the event of a delay due to weather or contractor availability, milling and paving will occur in Spring 2024.  
  • Update 12/14/2023: Work scheduled to continue on Colonial Road starting Monday, December 18th with drainage work, with milling set to commence on Tuesday, December 19th and paving on Wednesday, December 20th. Work is subject to weather conditions as well as staff and contractor availability. Police will be on-site to assist with traffic during project work. Residents should park on neighboring side streets during milling and paving operations when the road is fully closed. Work will be performed between the hours of 8:00 AM & 5:00 PM. 
  • Update 12/21/2023: Milling has been rescheduled to Wednesday, December, 20, and paving has been rescheduled to Friday, December 22, weather permitting.
  • Update 1/25/2024: Colonial Road has been paved. Final restoration of grassed areas will occur in the Spring. Concrete work on Ridgedale Avenue will resume in early Spring. 

Utility Projects

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Water Utility

All water service is owned and operated by New Jersey American Water. Specific questions should be directed to them at 1-800-272-1325. 

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Gas Utility

All gas service is owned and operated by PSE&G. With any questions, please call the Gas Construction customer hotline at 1-833-661-6300 or email Jeannemarie.Ryder@pseg.com

The following is a partial list of capital projects the division is aware of:

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