From left: Essex County Chief of Staff Phil Alagia who also serves as the Essex County Liaison to Fairfield, Fairfield Council Members Joseph Cifelli and John LaForge, Mayor James Gasparini, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Freeholder Patricia Sebold, Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill, Fairfield Council President Thomas Morgan, Councilman Michael McGlynn, Joe Smith from Smith Sondy, Essex County Public Works Director and County Engineer Sanjeev Varghese and Essex County Project Manager Rasheed Yusef. Credit: Glen Frieson
FAIRFIELD, NJ - On Monday, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the repaving project to resurface 2.5 miles along Fairfield Road, from Route 46 to Passaic Avenue in Fairfield, is complete. The improvements included milling the old surface off the road, repairing broken curbing, improving handicapped ramps and crosswalk areas at intersections, laying new pavement and painting striping on the new surface.
2015 Essex County Roadway Resurfacing Program
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:
"We apologize for any inconvenience the construction may cause,
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Additionally, Essex County has resurfaced the following roads using a $1 million grant from the CDBG program and $500,000 from its Capital Budget:
“On behalf of Fairfield, I would like to thank the County Executive
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