“Hillsborough Township completed the first roads in the 2019 road paving plan, ” announced Mayor Frank DelCore.
The paving and striping on Clawson Drive and Riverside Drive has been completed. “We will move forward with the next set of roads in the coming weeks,” added Mayor DelCore. Additionally, he asked residents to exercise caution and patience when traveling through construction areas.
The following roadways are slated for the 2019 paving program:
Riverside Drive (between River Road and Clawson Avenue) – COMPLETED
Clawson Avenue – COMPLETED
Raider Boulevard (between Route 206 and Stryker Lane) – UP NEXT
South Triangle Road – UP NEXT Willow Road, Phase 1 (between Amwell Road and Valinor Drive)
Wertsville Road (between Long Hill Road and Montgomery Road)
Wescott Road (between South Branch Road and Amwell Road)
Mayor DelCore advised residents that the public bid process for such work does take time. Roadway improvement projects are now more costly than in the past a result of mandated ADA requirements and NJDEP Storm Water Regulations. These mandates account for between 6-10% increase in project costs. The ADA requirements include handicap ramps to provide better access and mobility for our handicapped residents. The Storm Water catch basins retrofits meet the NJDEP requirements and also provide a sustainable component, which the Township is Sustainable Jersey Silver Certified.
“As we have previously mentioned, the Township maintains a 5 year roadway plan,” reminded Mayor Frank DelCore. He further explained that historically over the past 10 years 14 roadways comprising 20.33 miles have been repaved. In addition, the Township performs an extensive chip sealing program which enhances the longevity of the roadways; over 20 miles of Township road ways have been chip sealed over the past 10 years.