24 Aug ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO ANNOUNCES REPAVING PROJECT ON FAIRFIELD ROAD IN FAIRFIELD IS COMPLETE Repaving County Roads Enhances Safety and Improves Quality of Life
Belleville, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the repaving project on Fairfield Road in Fairfield is complete. The road was included in the 2015 Essex County Roadway Resurfacing Program, which is part of the DiVincenzo Administration’s initiative to enhance safety on the roads and the quality of life by modernizing infrastructure.
“Essex residents and motorists rely on our intricate network of roads to get to work, go to school and carry out their daily errands. My administration is committed to making sure our infrastructure is in the most modern condition so that our daily lives are not interrupted,” DiVincenzo said. “We apologize for any inconvenience the construction may cause, but the end result will improve our quality of life by making it easier and safer to travel through Essex County,” he added.
“Maintaining our infrastructure supports local commerce, enhances our residents’ quality of life and promotes economic development,” Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill said. “I commend the County Executive for his diligence in addressing the needs of our communities,” he added.
“I’m always happy to see our roadways being improved. Under the leadership of our County Executive, our roads are continually being upgraded,” Freeholder Patricia Sebold said.
“On behalf of Fairfield, I would like to thank the County Executive for his cooperation and taking care of the needs of our community,” Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini said. “Whenever we ask, the Executive answers quickly and we appreciate that,” added the mayor, who was joined by the entire Council: President Thomas Morgan, John LaForge, Michael McGlynn and Joseph Cifelli.
The repaving project in Fairfield encompassed the 2.5-mile stretch of Fairfield Road from Route 46 to Passaic Avenue. It 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.
Other roads being modernized with the $5 million grant from the Annual Transportation Program are:
- Irvington: Springfield Avenue from Becker Terrace to South 20th Street
- South Orange: Wyoming Avenue from Luddington Road to South Orange Avenue
- Verona/West Orange: Lakeside Avenue/Pleasant Valley Way from Bloomfield Avenue Eagle Rock Avenue
- West Orange: Pleasant Valley Way from Eagle Rock Avenue to Mt. Pleasant Avenue/Route 10
- Livingston: Walnut Street from Eisenhower Parkway to South Orange Avenue
In addition, Essex County has resurfaced the following roads using a $1 million grant from the CDBG program and $500,000 from its Capital Budget:
- Nutley: Centre Street from St. Mary’s Place to Washington Avenue
- Nutley/Belleville: Union Avenue from Centre Street to Greylock Parkway
- Orange: High Street from Washington Street to Main Street
- Orange: Main Street from Valley Road/Northfield Avenue to High Street
- Belleville: Portions of Belleville Avenue from Washington Street to the Bloomfield border
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.