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Lake Parsippany, Littleton Road Residents Plead for Help

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We in the area including Kingston Road, Marcella Road, Alloway Road, Richard Street and Littleton Road (Route 202) need your help. The construction company hired by the New Jersey Department of Transportation has chosen the area of Littleton Road at Kingston Road as the staging site for the I-80 East rehabilitation project.

This is a two-year project. The area is a heavily travelled corridor now, and due to its one-way routing, construction vehicles will travel on Route 202 north and south to arrive at the yard take a or shortcut through residential streets in Lake Parsippany. 

It will be impossible for area residents or any driver to travel this route safely once the staging area is operational. Even commuters who use Littleton Road will be at risk from lane closures and limited sight lines.

No thought was given to the safety of Parsippany residents when this site was picked.  Lake Parsippany School is two blocks away. Our local streets are used for walking by children and residents of all ages.

If you value your life and the lives of others, please call the Mayor's Action Center at 973-263-4262 or 26th District Asw. Betty Lou DeCroce's Office at 973-884-6190.  Tell them to close this construction site and choose a site away from the residential area. Construction vehicles belong on the side of I-80 East, and not on Littleton Road or residential streets.

Mary Purzycki
Lake Parsippany

Frank Drebin August 12, 2012 at 03:56 PM
There is construction equipment on 287 near 80 that has not been used in years.
VietNam Vet August 13, 2012 at 05:23 AM
Thats just what I mean Frank, they leave equiptment all around until they need it for another job. The state never comes to check on the work at all.
Scott Dean August 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Frank Drebin, It is great to have you back there have many cases that have gone cold here in Parsippany since you have been gone!! It is a relief to know that you are back and ready to investigate lol.
Lucy August 15, 2012 at 08:18 PM
And also, as a concerned tax paying resident who is being inconvienced night and day over this staging area...will we get a tax break from the state? HA HA HA
Frank Drebin August 15, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Thanks Scott!

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