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Newton, NJ 07860
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(5/16/2023) Construction Notice: Bridge L-09 Replacement
Please be advised that Warbasse Junction Road at Sussex County Bridge L-04 has been opened to traffic as of today. The contractor, Sparwick Contracting, has reached substantial completion on the bridge replacement project. Some minor punchlist and cleanup items will be taken care of over the next couple weeks to reach final completion. For more information, please see the notice attached.
(5/5/2023) Project Notice: Bridge L-09 Repair
Please be advised that construction is anticipated to begin on or about Tuesday, May 9th for stone masonry repairs of Bridge L-09 on Van Sickle Road in Lafayette Township. Traffic will be controlled through the work zone with a daily, self-yielding single lane closure, which will be reopened at the end of each work day. Construction is anticipated to last 3-4 weeks. For more information, please see the notice attached.
(5/3/2023) Project Notice: Roadway Improvement and Streetscape Project
The County and the Town of Newton have partnered on a Streetscape and Roadway Improvement project to improve a segment of Mill Street, a.k.a. CR 519, within the Town. For more information, please see the attached public notice.
(4/26/2023) Construction Update: Bridge Q-06 Replacement
Please be advised that the watermain relocation work commenced on March 27, 2023 and, due to delays experienced during installation of the by-pass piping, the original completion date of April 30, 2023 has been revised to May 5, 2023. The May 5th completion date is subject to change due to adverse weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. For more information, please see the attached public notice.
(3/30/2023) Construction Update: Bridge L-04 Replacement
Please be advised that construction is progressing well for the replacement of Sussex County Bridge L-04. The contractor has completed all of the concrete pouring work and is now working towards surface finish treatments, minor storm sewer improvements, and preparing for final paving and guiderail installation. Bridge L-04 will remain closed for the duration of construction. County Route 663 (Warbasse Junction Road) will remain open to local traffic only, and a posted detour route will be in effect for through traffic until the project is substantially complete. For more information, please see the attached public notice.
(1/6/2023) Traffic Advisory: CR 620 (Glen Road) Geotechnical Investigation
Please be advised that a single lane closure will be established along CR 620 (Glen Road) in Sparta Township, between Main Street and E. Mountain Road, for the purpose of obtaining soil borings along the westbound shoulder of CR 620. A flagger controlled work zone will be established to maintain eastbound and westbound traffic, alternately, in the eastbound lane. The single lane closure will be implemented on Tuesday, 1/10/23 and Wednesday, 1/11/23, from approximately 7 am to 5 pm. The schedule is subject to change based on weather or other unforeseen circumstances. For more information, please see the attached public notice.
(12/13/2022) NJDOT US Route 206 Rockfall Mitigation – Andover Twp & Town of Newton
This Project responds to potential operational safety concerns associated with the rock embankments adjacent to the roadway. Recommended rockfall mitigation methods generally include creating stable rock slopes through mechanical removal of loose rock and/or use of controlled presplit-and-blasted removal methods. No detours are anticipated. For safety purposes, temporary traffic stoppages are planned only when necessary to protect the safety of the roadway users.
(12/8/2022) NJDOT - Project Information Bulletin, Rt. 206, Bridge over Big Flat Brook, Sandyston Township, Sussex County, NJ
Please find the following notice regarding the Rt. 206, Bridge over Big Flat Brook project.
(12/6/2022) Public Notice: Road Closure CR 517, Andover Boro
Due to the advanced state of deterioration of the road surface through the tunnel, resurfacing is required to restore safe operating conditions. The work will consist of milling, paving, and re-striping of the north and southbound lanes through the tunnel. In the interest of public safety, CR-517 will be closed to traffic on or about Tuesday, December 13, 2022.
(11/2/2022) Project Update Notice: 2022 Contractor Guide Rail Upgrades
Please find the attached Project Completion Notice regarding the removal and replacement of damaged and/or substandard guide rail systems along CR 605, CR 631, and CR 655.
(10/4/2022) Project Completion Notice: Bridge D-05 Guide Rail Upgrades
Please find the attached Project Completion Notice regarding upgrading Bridge D-05. Construction is completed at Sussex County Bridge D-05 on County Route 655 (Morris Turnpike) in Frankford Township.
(9/13/2022) Project Completion Notice: 2022 Sussex County Striping Program
Please find the attached Project completion Notice regarding the 2022 Sussex County Striping Program.
(8/25/2022) Project Completion Notice: 2021 Sussex County Resurfacing Program
Please find the attached Project Completion Notice regarding the 2021 Sussex County Resurfacing Program.
(8/23/2022) Traffic Advisory: Bridge P-28 Geotechnical Investigation
Please find the attached Traffic Advisory regarding Bridge P-28 carrying DeGroat Road over Little Flat Brook. The County will be conducting geotechnical soil borings at Bridge P-28 on CR 675 (DeGroat Road) in Sandyston Township. Work will take place starting on Wednesday August 24th and is expected to take two working days to complete.
(8/19/2022) Traffic Advisory: Bridge S-26 Geotechnical Investigation
Please find the attached Traffic Advisory regarding Bridge S-26 carrying Stillwater Road (CR 521) over Swartswood Creek in Stillwater Township. The geotechnical investigation is expected to take one to two days to complete with traffic impacts expected between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Monday, August 22 through Tuesday, August 23. Schedule subject to change pending weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
(8/12/2022) Project Completion Notice: 2022 Sussex County Crack Sealing Program
Please find the attached Project Completion Notice regarding the 2022 Sussex County Crack Sealing Program.
(7/28/2022) Traffic Advisory: Bridge P-28 Geotechnical Investigation
Please find the attached Project Notice regarding the reconstruction of Bridge P-28, carrying DeGroat Road (CR 675) over Little Flat Brook in Sandyston Township.
(7/25/2022) Traffic Advisory: Bridge S-25 Geotechnical Investigation
Please find the attached Project Notice regarding the County conducting geotechnical soil borings at Bridge S-25 on CR 622 (Swartswood Road) in Stillwater Township, beginning on or about Monday, August 1st. The borings are expected to take three working days to complete.
(7/25/2022) Traffic Advisory: Bridge S-26 Geotechnical Investigation
Please find the attached Project Notice regarding the County conducting geotechnical soil borings at Bridge S-26 on CR 521 (Stillwater Road) in Stillwater Township, beginning on or about Thursday, August 4th. The borings will commence following completion of the Bridge S-25 geotechnical operation are expected to take three working days to complete.
(6/30/2022) Traffic Advisory: Bridge D‐05 Guiderail Upgrades
Please find the attached Project Startup Notice regarding the structural upgrades to Bridge D-05's headwalls in order for the bridge (CR-655 Morris Turnpike, Frankford Township) to better facilitate guiderail weldment connections over the structure.
(6/6/2022) Project Startup Notice - Sussex County Crack Sealing Program
Please find the attached Project Startup Notice regarding the sealing of cracks in roads throughout the county. Work locations are selected based upon an evaluation of pavement conditions, traffic volumes, and in coordination with other roadway maintenance activities.
(5/27/2022) Construction Notice - Replacement of Bridge L-04
Please find the attached Construction Notice regarding the replacement of Bridge L-04 on CR-663 (Warbasse Junction Road) in Lafayette Township.
(4/29/2022) Construction Update - Bridge Q-06 Replacement
Please find the attached Construction Update regarding the replacement of Bridge Q-06, which carries Main Street over the Wallkill River, Sparta Township.
(4/13/2022) Public Notice - Daily Bridge Closures
Please find the attached Public notice regarding the replacement of existing guide rail systems connected to bridges H-16 and H-17 (Twin Bridges) along CR 626 (Halsey Road at MM 1.85±, Hampton Township.
(4/1/2022) Project Update Notice - 2021 Sussex County Resurfacing Program
Please find the attached Project Update Notice regarding Sussex County's Resurfacing Program. Notice includes revised dates for milling and paving.
(3/10/2022) Project Notice - Replacement of Signal SC-36
Please find the attached Project Notice regarding the replacement of signal SC-36 on the intersetion of CR-607 (Crescent Road and Lakeside Boulevard in Hopatcong Borough).
(2/18/2022) Design Notice - Bridge X-48 Replacement
Please find the attached Design Notice regarding the replacement of Bridge X-48 which carries Mudtown Road over Clover Brook in the Township of Wantage.
(2/18/2022) Design Notice - Bridge D-38 Replacement
Please find the attached Design Notice regarding the replacement of Bridge D-38 which carries CR 519 (Wantage Avenue) iver Dry Brook Tributary in Frankford Township.
(2/4/2022) Public Notice - Gas Main Installation Project
Please find the attached Public Notice regarding the installation of a 6" Gas Main and residential gas service in and along Stanhope Sparta Road.
(1/28/2022) Public Notice - CLOSURE - Bridge X-07 - Wantage Township
Please find the attached Public Notice regarding the closure of Bridge X-07 on Cemetery Road in Wantage.
(12/9/2021) Project Notice - All Way Stop - CR 636 & Mattison Res. Ave.
Please find the attached Project Update Notice regarding the implementation of an all way stop intersection on the intersection of Upper North Shore Road & Mattison Reservoir Avenue in Frankford Township.
(10/27/2021) Project Notice - Replacement of Signal SC-36
Please find attached the Project Notice regarding the replacement of Signal SC-36 on the intersection of CR-607 and Lakeside Boulevard in Hopatcong Borough.Expect delays; most work conducted under shoulder closures and single lane closures.
(10/5/2021) Project Completion Notice - 2021 Crack Sealing
Please find attached the Project Completion Notice for the 2021 Crack Sealing Program.
(9/22/2021) Notice-CR605-Stanhope Road-6" Gas Main Installation Project
Please find the attached Project Notice regarding Sussex County's Resurfacing Program regading the installation of a 6" Gas Main and residential gas services in and along Stanhope Sparta Road.
(8/19/2021) Advanced Traffic Advisory For Bridge Deck Work – Bridge Q-06 Replacement
Please find the attached Project Design Notice regarding the replacement of Bridge Q-06.
(8/2/2021) Traffic Advisory: Bridge S-07 Preliminary Design
Please find the attached Traffic Advisory due to Geotechnical Investigation regarding the Preliminary Design of Bridge S-07.
(7/27/2021) Construction Notice: Rehabilitation of Bridge X-11
Please find the attached Construction Update Notice regarding the Rehabilitation of Bridge X-11.
(7/26/2021) 2021 Sussex County Striping Program
Please find the attached Project Update Notice regarding the 2021 Sussex County Striping Program.
(7/2/2021) 2021 Sussex County Resurfacing Program
2021 Sussex County Resurfacing Program
Project Update Notice
Please find the attached Project Update Notice regarding the 2021 Sussex County Resurfacing Program.
(6/2/2021) Tomco Construction Company will be installing a SCMUA 4" Leachate force main along certain areas of State Route 94 between Old Beaver Run Road in Lafayette and Lasinski Road in Hardyston Twp.
Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 7, 2021, and will occur at night between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Traffic control will consist of a single lane flagger controlled operation.
(5/24/2021) Construction Notice: Replacement of Bridge D-35
Notice Regarding Start of Construction in the Replacement of Bridge D-35
Please be advised that construction is currently scheduled to begin for the replacement of Sussex County Bridge D-35 on Phillips Road in Frankford Township on or about Wednesday 5/26/2021. The bridge is currently closed and will reopen when construction is complete. Click the linked notice above to view details.
(5/12/2021) CR631-North Church Road - 4" Force Main Installation Project
Notice Regarding Project Start.
Project concerns the installation of a 4" HDPE Leachate Force Main to benefit the Sussex County Municipal Utility Authority. Locations are as follows: CR-631 (North Church Road) from Davis Road to Newton Stree in Town of Franklin Borough. Click the linked notice above for details.
Elizabethtown Gas Company-Gas Main Extension Project-Stanhope Road-County Route 605
Please see attached Project Notice regarding the Elizabethtown Gas gas main extension project in Sparta Township, on Stanhope Road, Sussex County Route 605. Construction is anticipated to begin on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
Penn Bower Contracting in conjunction with Elizabethtown gas company will be installing a 6” gas main across Woodport Road, State Route 181, to the intersection of Stanhope Road, CR 605. This work will begin the night of November 5, and could take 2 nights to complete. This project will include a closure of SR 181 with detours along local municipal roads and Stanhope Road. The work will be completed between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.
The same company is tentatively scheduled to begin a night project on Sparta Avenue, CR 517 on Sunday November 8. This project will begin at Knoll Road and continue to SR 181, then in and along SR 181 to the intersection of Main Street and Woodport Road in Sparta. This project will include single lane, flagger controlled traffic patterns.
ThorLabs-Intersection Work-Sparta Avenue & Woodside Avenue
On Monday, October 12, 2020, Porchetta Land & Site (contractor)in conjunction with ThorLabs, Inc., will begin construction of the new intersection roadway to be known as Quantum Leap Drive. The work will consist of, but not limited to, the following items:
- Water & Sewer disconnect for the old Newton Pizza & Nova Phase building.
- Demolition of existing sidewalks.
- Installation of drainage pipe in and along Sparta Avenue.
- Relocation of Utility Poles and related amenities. This portion of the project is anticipated to begin in approximately 3 weeks from Monday and is anticipated to be completed within the site.
- Installation of Concrete sidewalk, ADA curb ramps (at the 4 corners of the intersection) and curbing along a newly widened roadway.
- Installation of a new Traffic Signal at the intersection. This portion will be completed most likely through the winter months and will be coordinated with Sussex County Division of Bridge & Traffic.
- Installation of traffic striping, which will include a left turn lane onto Woodside Avenue.
The duration of this project is dependent upon the relocation of the utilities and the installation of the Traffic signal.
Any required Traffic Control will be conducted by the Newton Police and a Traffic Control Company.
This work is being Completed under Sussex County Road opening permit #48(2020).
Elizabethtown Gas Company- Gas Main Extension Project-East Shore Trail-County Route 613
Please see the attached Project Notice regarding the Elizabethtown Gas gas main extension project in Sparta Township on East Shore Trail, Sussex County Route 613.
(4/8/2020) Replacement of Sussex County Bridge Q-06 Main Street Sparta Township
Bridge Q-06, Main Street over Wallkill River
Keller & Kirkpatrick, the County's design consultant for the project, is advancing the 90% bridge replacement design plans and specifications for the project. NJDEP completed their review of the project and Flood Hazard Area and Freshwater Wetlands permits have been issued. A construction timeframe has not been established, however, it is anticipated that construction will take place under a full road closure with a posted detour. For more information, please see the attached project notice.
(2/19/2019) Improvements to the Intersection of CR-607, Crescent Road, and Lakeside Boulevard, Sussex County Signal SC-36 Intersection of River Styx Road (CR-607), Crescent Road, and Lakeside Boulevard, Hopatcong Borough
Sussex County applies to the New Jersey Department of Transportation for two 2019 Local Aid Infrastructure Fund (LAIF) discretionary grants. If approved, these LAIF grants will provide up to $800,000 towards the replacement of Sussex County Bridge Q-06 carrying Main Street over the Wallkill River in Sparta Township and up to $250,000 towards the replacement Sussex County Signal SC-36 at the intersection of County Route 607 (aka River Styx Road), Crescent Road, and Lakeside Boulevard in Hopatcong Borough. See the attached public notice for more information regarding this project.
Immediate Closure Sussex County Bridge D-18 - Fenwick Road Frankford Township
Bridge Closure Advisory:
Sussex County Bridge D-18, Fenwick Road Frankford Twp.
During the recent engineering investigation of Sussex County Bridge D-18 it was determined the continued structural degradation of the bridge represents a significant operational safety issue to the traveling public. The currently deployed safety devices are not sufficient to ensure a reasonable level of operational safety for the continued use of this structure.
In the interests of public safety, the County has initiated immediate efforts to close this bridge to vehicular traffic. The closure will remain in place until such time as the deficiencies have been fully evaluated and remedial measures capable of restoring an acceptable level of operational safety have been implemented.
We regret we could not have provided more advanced notice, but paramount to our efforts is the protection of the traveling public’s safety.
Attached, please find the associated Public Notice including a location / closure map.
(11/21/2017) Bridge X-20 Closed - Wantage Township Carrying Berry Road over a Tributary of the West Branch of the Papakating Creek. Damage sustained during the storms of 2011 and subsequent storm events (Hurricane Sandy and other significant flows) have resulted in continued deterioration of the masonry substructure and roadway embankments at Bridge X-20. In the interest of public safety Bridge X-20 has been closed pending construction of a full bridge replacement.
(12/04/2015) Bridge S-25, CR-622 (Newton-Swartswood Rd) Weight Posting Reduction Please see attached for a public notice regarding the pending reduction of weight posting of Sussex County Bridge S-25 on CR-622 (a.k.a. Newton-Swartswood Road) in the Swartswood section of Stillwater. Installation of revised bridge weight limit signs will commence as soon as sign fabrication is complete and all utility markouts have cleared. If you have any questions or concerns with regard to this load posting or the bridge structure, please feel free to contact the Sussex County Division of Engineering.
(05/16/2011)Bridge F-04 - Puder Road - Fredon
Each municipality has its own bridge code. For example, bridge E-04 is in Franklin Borough.
|A9||Andover Borough||L||Lafayette Township|
|A||Andover Township||M||Montague Township|
|B||Branchville Borough||N||Town of Newton|
|C||Byram Township||O||Ogdensburg Borough|
|D||Frankford Township||P||Sandyston Township|
|E||Franklin Borough||Q||Sparta Township|
|F||Fredon Township||R||Stanhope Borough|
|G||Green Township||S||Stillwater Township|
|H9||Hamburg Borough||T||Sussex Borough|
|H||Hampton Township||V||Vernon Township|
|J||Hardyston Township||W||Walpack Township|
|K||Hopatcong Borough||X||Wantage Township|
Sussex County Division of Engineering
One Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860
William J. Koppenaal, P.E., County Engineer, Department Administrator
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