- by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
Fairfield Road was included in the 2015 Essex County Roadway Resurfacing Program, part of the county's goal to enhance safety on the roads and the quality of life by modernizing infrastructure.
Other roads being modernized with the $5 million grant from the Annual Transportation Program are:
Springfield Avenue from Becker Terrace to South 20th Street
Walnut Street from Eisenhower Parkway to South Orange Avenue
- South Orange
Wyoming Avenue from Luddington Road to South Orange Avenue
- Verona / West Orange
Lakeside Avenue/Pleasant Valley Way from Bloomfield Avenue to Eagle Rock Avenue
- West Orange
Pleasant Valley Way from Eagle Rock Avenue to Mt. Pleasant Avenue / Route 10
"We apologize for any inconvenience the construction may cause,
but the end result will improve our quality of life by making it easier
and safer to travel through Essex County," DiVincenzo said.
"Essex residents and motorists rely on our intricate network of roads
to get to work, go to school and carry out their daily errands.
My administration is committed to making sure our infrastructure is in
the most modern condition so that our daily lives are not interrupted."
Additionally, Essex County has resurfaced the following roads using a $1 million grant from the CDBG program and $500,000 from its Capital Budget:
Portions of Belleville Avenue from Washington Street to the Bloomfield border
- Belleville / Nutley
Union Avenue from Centre Street to Greylock Parkway
Centre Street from St. Mary’s Place to Washington Avenue
- High Street from Washington Street to Main Street
- Main Street from Valley Road / Northfield Avenue to High Street
“On behalf of Fairfield, I would like to thank the County Executive
for his cooperation and taking care of the needs of our community,”
Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini said.
“Whenever we ask, the Executive answers quickly and we appreciate that."
Smith Sondy Asphalt Construction Co. from Wallington was awarded a competitively bid contract for $6.6 million to perform the road work. The project is being supervised by the Essex County Department of Public Works.
Essex County Department of Public Works
Director and County Engineer Sanjeev Varghese
900 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
County of Essex
County Executive: Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Newark, NJ 07102