Mayor Announces Infrastructure Improvements

2019 Road Paving Schedule  

“Hillsborough Township is moving forward with the 2019 road paving plan as stated late last year when the Township bonded $8.5 M,” announced Mayor Frank DelCore.

“Aging infrastructure further compromised by severe weather, freeze and thaw have taken their toll on our infrastructure and resulted in the issuance of bonds to fund this major paving initiative.  The Township maintains a 5-year roadway plan, with 14 roadways, totaling over 20 miles, having already been repaved,” added Mayor Frank DelCore.

The following roadways are slated for the 2019 paving program:

Willow Road, Phase 1 (between Amwell Road and Valinor Drive)

Euclid Avenue
Riverside Drive (between River Road and Clawson Avenue)
Clawson Avenue
Wertsville Road (between Long Hill Road and Montgomery Road)
Raider Boulevard (between Route 206 and Stryker Lane)
South Triangle Road
Cardinal Lane
Wescott Road (between South Branch Road and Amwell Road)

“Please keep in mind that the public bid process must be followed and the timeline for completion is subject to those requirements.  The above listing is what is planned for 2019,” concluded Mayor Frank DelCore.

In addition to paving, there will be several areas that will receive “high performance chip seal”.  High performance chip seal, essentially oil and chip, provide a stress absorbing membrane type of surface treatment which creates a highly durable wearing surface.  Furthermore, asphalt rubber (chip seal) reduces reflective cracking, waterproofs and seals cracks and imperfections of aging pavement, flexes with pavement in extreme temperature fluctuations, offers a more rapid construction allowing traffic to return to normal flows with less delay and is long lasting and cost effective.  

“It is important to note that roadway improvement projects are more costly than in the past as a result of mandated ADA requirements and NJDEP StormWater Regulations.  These mandates, while increasing project costs between 6-10%, ultimately improve the overall quality of life of Hillsborough residents. 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 contribute significantly to achieving the Township’s sustainability goals, enabling the Township to be certified at the Silver Level by Sustainable Jersey.

About NJDEP:  NJDEP (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection) began a role to manage natural resources and solve pollution problems in 1970.  In what started with about 1,400 employees in five divisions, NJDEP now has a staff of approximately 2,900 and is a leader in the country for its pollution prevention efforts and innovative environmental management strategies.

About NJ ADA Compliance:  (Americans with Disabilities Act) It is the policy of the Department of Human Services to provide reasonable accommodation based on the provisions of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act and the interpretive regulations.  The NJLAD provides that: “Unless it can be clearly shown that a person’s disability would prevent such person from performing a particular job, it is an unlawful employment practice to deny to an otherwise qualified person with a disability the opportunity to obtain or maintain employment, or to advance in position in his job, solely because such person is a person with a disability or because such person is accompanied by a service or guide dog.”   
About NJDOT: The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is the agency responsible for transportation issues and policy in New Jersey, such as maintaining and operating the State’s highway and public road system, planning and developing transportation policy and assisting with rail, freight, and intermodal transportation issues. It is headed by the Commissioner of Transportation.

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