Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Fence was installed by the state in 2009 but since has fallen into disrepair.
A fence erected by the New Jersey Department of Transportation four years ago to save pedestrian lives has become more of an eyesore than a lifesaver, but thanks to a program of the Morris County Sheriff's office, its condition may improve soon. The fence was installed in 2009 on the island between the east- and westbound lanes of Route 46, beginning approximately at Arlington Plaza and extending to Dunkin' Donuts, after several pedestrian-involved motor vehicle accidents, including one incident in which a person died. As years passed, the quality of the fencing deteriorated, and some pedestrians reportedly climbed through holes that developed in the fencing in an effort to avoid walking to the crosswalk. During the Feb. 5 Town Council …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Motorists will be able to resume driving in regular eastbound lanes over Whippany River.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Eastbound lanes of I-280 will be restored to their normal traffic patterns Thursday evening as the first phase of construction on the $5.2 million project is expected to conclude, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced Wednesday. The project, which began in early June, involves replacing bridge decks that are deficient in both directions of the road which connects Parsippany-Troy Hills and East Hanover over the Whippany River. About 62,000 vehicles drive on the bridge on a daily basis. Pre-construction activities began in February, including the construction of a temporary bridge where both eastbound lanes were created so that contractors could continue reconstruction. The next phase of the project, a press release …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Construction overlaps with the ongoing ramp work still upsetting residents of the Littleton Road corridor.
Construction has begun for a major roadway rehabilitation project over a seven-mile section of Interstate 287 in Morris County. According to a NJDOT statement, the $27.4 million project is being financed by the federal government. The plan is to improve I-287 from just south of Morristown's South Street underpass to the Littleton Road overpass in Parsippany—which, according to department spokesperson Tim Greeley, means an overlap with work that began last month on Littleton Road and Interstate 80. The project also includes repairing and resurfacing seven individual bridge decks on I-287, replacing bridge decks over the Whippany River in Hanover, upgrading guide rails and installing high-tech message signs and traffic cameras along the …
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The New Jersey Department of Transportation's Interstate 80 project is still disturbing to the residents who live within the scope of the project. The proposed entrance ramp from Littleton Road/Route 202 North still raises questions in our minds. The right lane of Littleton Road will be used to gain access to the I-80 east ramp. The ramp from the Frontage Road also known as Littleton Road is proposed to be 100 feet from the I-80 East ramp at Littleton Road. Cars coming from the Marmora to Camden Road areas will use this ramp to access Littleton Road north and south, Cherry Hill Road and I-80. The Littleton Road corridor is a heavy traveled area. Commuters who work at Mack-Cali, Morris Corporate Center, Lanidex East and West, Waterview …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Another meeting between state transportation officials and residents is scheduled for Sept. 13.
New Jersey Department of Transportation officials and concerned Parsippany residents finally met face to face in a special meeting held at Town Hall Monday night. The subject of the gathering was the DOT's $73 million, 2 1/2-year project to rehabilitate Interstate 80 currently in progress. The plan has come under fire with many Littleton Road area residents due to the presence of a construction staging site at Littleton between Kingston and Marcella roads. Those who live nearby have stated objections including the removal of old-growth trees that served as a sound buffer between the highway and residential homes, the removal of road shoulder on Littleton Road, the presence of construction vehicles in neighborhoods and what they say are …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Citizens upset over Littleton Road area disturbances can have their say with transportation officials Monday night.
New Jersey Department of Transportation officials will face concerned Littleton Road corridor residents at a special meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. The meeting, to which media are not invited, regards the department's $73 million rehabilitation for Interstate 80. Residents have stated concerns and fears about safety in the wake of a construction staging area on state-owned land right at heavily trafficked Littleton Road/Route 202 between Kingston and Marcella roads. "We've heard and are addressing many of the residents' requests," said NJDOT spokesperson Timothy Greeley. "I'm sure we'll hear it directly from their mouths tonight." Those requests include creating an entrance and exit to the staging site that won't involve …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
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The following questions need to be answered by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. I have shared these questions, along with concerns, to the mayor, deputy chief of police and Township Council. The Newark Star Ledger of Aug. 15, 2012, has an article quoting Rick Raczynski about the safety of a shoulder lane. He states, “Without having that safety net, that asphalt safety net called a shoulder, you really lose control of your car very quickly as soon as your tires hit the grass. The lack of shoulders also has led to secondary accidents. Emergency services vehicles also have a hard time reaching accidents on the narrow roadway.” It seems the NJDOT chief engineers, the Union Paving & Construction Company, department spokesman Tim …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
At council meeting, Littleton Road area residents supplied town leaders with questions and research to present to DOT.
Mayor James Barberio and representatives of township departments are slated to meet behind closed doors with New Jersey Department of Transportation officials Wednesday to clear the air over the already underway Interstate 80 rehabilitation project. The announcement was made at the Tuesday Township Council meeting at Town Hall. A group of Lake Parsippany residents were on hand to deliver questions and requests for NJDOT to the mayor, who said he would present them on Wednesday. Barberio praised citizen activist Mary Purzycki for her efforts to stand up for her neighbors and the safety of the Littleton Road corridor. "I will definitely take your questions to the meeting," he told her. "Mary, you're all right!" Purzycki launched a citizen …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Littleton Road corridor residents have a list of requests to minimize what they'll have to endure as the 2-plus year construction project goes on.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation is moving full steam ahead on its $73 million rehabilitation of Interstate 80 in Parsippany despite concerns of residents in the Littleton Road corridor. Work on the project was slated to begin over the past weekend, according to department spokesperson Timothy Greeley. The project, officials say, will address approximately four linear miles of eastbound and westbound travel lanes on I-80 and will mean a reconfiguration of the I-80 eastbound exit ramp to both directions of I-287 and the Route 202/Littleton Road northbound ramp to eastbound I-80. Greeley said the goal is to provide safer and more efficient traffic flow throughout the corridor. Residents in the Littleton Road/Lake Parsippany area …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
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 …