Division of Engineering
One Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-579-0430 Fax: 973-579-0444

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(7/26/2021) 2021 Sussex County Striping Program

Please find the attached Project Update Notice regarding the 2021 Sussex County Striping Program.

(7/19/2021) Project Startup Notice - 2021 Crack Sealing

Please find attached the Project Startup Notice for the 2021 Crack Sealing Program. Crack sealing is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, July 26, 2021. Please see the project notice for further details.

(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. 

(5/24/2021) Construction Notice: Rehabilitation of Bridge X-11

Notice Regarding Start of Construction in the Rehabilitation of Bridge X-11

Please be advised that construction is currently underway for the rehabilitation of Sussex County Bridge X-11 on County Route 639 (Loomis Avenue) in Wantage Township. The construction zone will remain open to single-lane, alternating two-way traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals. 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.

(4/29/2021) Sussex County Bridge S-07 Traffic Advisory

Notice Regarding Work Rescheduling.

The soil borings scheduled for Thursday, April 29, at Bridge S-07 have been cancelled. In order to ensure the driller has sufficient room to perform the work, the geotechnical work will be rescheduled for later in the spring/summer while schools are in recess, under a full and posted detour. An updated advisory will be issued once the work is scheduled. The work should take 2-3 days to complete. Click the linked notice above for details.

(4/1/2021) Sussex County Bridge C-09 - Construction Update

RE: Rehabilitation of Bridge C-09
North shore Road over Cranberry Lake Inlet
Cranberry Lake, Byram Township

Please be advised that North Shore Road at Sussex County Bridge C-09 at Cranberry Lake will experience a single-lane, alternating traffic pattern controlled by flaggers on Wednesday 4/7/2021, between 7:00AM and 5:00PM during the final asphalt milling, paving, and striping across the bridge. This schedule is subject to change pending weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

2020 Sussex County Guide Rail Upgrades - Project Restart Notice 

Please see the attached Project Restart Notice regarding the 2020 Sussex County Guide Rail Upgrades. Please note that the project has been on hold as a result of winter weather conditions, but the project is scheduled to resume on or about Monday, March 15, 2021.

(12/10/2020) Sussex County Bridge C-09 - Advanced Traffic Advisory for 12/14/2020

RE: Rehabilitation of Bridge C-09
North shore Road over Cranberry Lake Inlet
Cranberry Lake, Byram Township

Please be advised that North Shore Road at Sussex County Bridge C-09 at Cranberry Lake will experience temporary, intermittent, full road closures on Monday, December 14th, 2020 between the hours of 9 AM – 1 PM to allow the Contractor to deliver and erect the new Phase 2 concrete beams utilizing a crane. Planned closure periods are not anticipated to exceed 30 minutes in duration. A message board will be set up today at the entrance to Cranberry Lake to notify the local residents.

For additional information regarding the intermittent closure periods and general construction progress, please see the attached Advanced Traffic Advisory.


(11/12/2020) Woodside Avenue Construction at Sparta Avenue

There will be additional construction activity in the area of Woodside Avenue, Sparta Avenue and Spring Street in Newton with traffic lane shifts on November 17 and full closure with detour on November 18. Please see attached detour plan for your use.

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.

Sussex County Bridge X-54 - Advanced Traffic Advisory

RE: Sussex County Bridge X-54 Replacement
Advanced Traffic Advisory
Temporary Closure - Bridge X-54 on Oil City Road

Please be advised that Oil City Road at Sussex County Bridge X-54 will be temporarily closed to through traffic from 7AM-5PM on Monday October 19th, 2020 to conduct a subsurface soil investigation. A detour route will be instated via Route NJ-284 and State Line Road during the temporary bridge closure. Please see the attached Advanced Traffic Advisory for additional information regarding the closure.

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).

(9/25/2020) 2020 Sussex County Striping Program: Project Update Phase 2

Please find attached the Project Update Notice for the 2020 Sussex County Striping Program Phase 2. Weather permitting, Phase 2 work is scheduled to begin on or about Monday September 28, 2020. The anticipated County Route segments in the striping queue are included in the attached notice. An effort will be made to work from the northern part of the County southbound. All work is expected to advance under a mobile single lane closure. Please feel free to contact this office if there are any questions.

2019 High Friction Surface Treatment

Please be advised that on or about Monday, August 24, 2020, work on the above referenced project will re-commence.

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.

gas main installation

(5/15/2020) CR 631 MM 0.82 Culvert Repair Construction Notice
Please be advised that, on or about Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the Sussex County Division of Public Works, with support from the Sussex County Office of Bridge & Traffic Safety, will commence the repair of a damaged stormwater culvert within CR 631 (Franklin Ave) at MM 0.82 in the Borough of Franklin. The work will take approximately 4 days to complete. Traffic flow will be maintained through the work zone, during normal daytime work hours, utilizing a single lane, flagger-controlled closure. The north and southbound lanes of CR 631, in the vicinity if the repair work, will be restored to service at the close of each day.

The commencement of this work is contingent upon completion of the NJDOT closure and detour of SR 23 for the NYS&W bridge replacement, which will be in effect from Friday, May 15 at 7 a.m. until Monday, May 18 at 5 p.m. The repair schedule is subject to change based on weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Please see the attached Construction Notice for additional information.

(4/21/2020) Replacement of Sussex County Bridge X-48 Project Status Update

Replacement of Bridge X-48
Mudtown Road over Clove Brook
Wantage Township

Due to the variability of the geology in the project area, the design consultant for the project, Boswell Engineering, in conjunction with their geotechnical subconsultant, Oweiss Engineering, will perform additional soil borings at Bridge X-48 prior to advancing the preliminary design.

The soil borings will be used in developing the type and depth for the proposed bridge foundations and for performing a scour analysis.

Due to inclement weather the geotechnical soil borings have been rescheduled to Wednesday April 29th.

The soil borings will be conducted on either Friday April 24th or Monday April 27th and are expected to take one day to complete under a one lane flagging operation. The schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions or other unanticipated circumstances.

For more information, please see the attached project notice.

(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.

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.

(1/3/2020) Project Update Notice_CR-614 (Paulinskill Lake Road) Slope Restoration - Fredon

Please be advised that CR 614 (a.k.a. Paulinskill Lake Road), in the vicinity of the slope restoration work at MM 0.63, has been restored to two-way, unrestricted traffic. Although several items of work remain, they will be completed utilizing single-lane, flagger controlled work zones as necessary. Continue to expect delays during construction operations. Please find the attached Project Update Notice for additional information. Please feel free to contact the Division of Engineering with any questions or concerns.

(10/21/2019) Bridge L-04 Replacement - Public Traffic Advisory Notice

The Sussex County Division of Engineering has scheduled a Geotechnical Investigation at Bridge L-04 on CR-663 (aka Warbasse Junction Road) in Lafayette Township. The investigation is currently scheduled to begin on October 31st and last for two days, ending on November 1st with work occurring each day between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. During the work, Bridge L-04 will remain open to traffic and controlled with a lane shift. This work is weather dependent and, as such, scheduling is subject to modification.

(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.

Long Term Projects, Closures, and Weight Restrictions

(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

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What are those Sussex County bridge letter codes? down icon

Each municipality has its own bridge code. For example, bridge E-04 is in Franklin Borough.

Sussex County Bridge Letter Codes
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

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Sussex County Division of Engineering
One Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860

William J. Koppenaal, P.E., County Engineer, Department Administrator


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These details have been developed by the Sussex County Division of Engineering to augment, and as appropriate replace, the New Jersey Department of Transportation Standard Construction Details.

Land Development Standards
Provide rules, regulations, and standards for site plans and subdivisions and procedures for review of site plans and subdivisions within the County's jurisdiction.

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The Sussex County Division of Engineering is charged with overseeing the numerous facets associated with maintaining, improving, and monitoring the County's Transportation network. The Division works closely with the Division of Facilities Management providing project support and civil/survey design services for a variety of facility related capital improvement projects. Additionally, the Division of Engineering provides technical support to the Division of Planning.

Included within the Department's responsibilities are tasks such as in-house design of road and bridge improvement projects, management of multimillion dollar design projects, monitoring the condition of bridges; signals; signs; traffic markings and other similar infrastructure items, developing long term capital budgets, construction stakeout, ROW surveys, management of county road and bridge construction projects, track traffic trends, and monitor work within the county right of way through road opening and driveway permits.

We invite you to browse our current web pages. Information is continually being developed and posted. Should you have any comments please feel free to email us at dpw@sussex.nj.us.

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