Paving AlertThe paving schedule has been finalized!! Milling the top surface will begin June 24, 2019 barring a stretch of bad weather. Milling will take approximately seven (7) working days. Paving is scheduled to begin July 1, 2019 and will take about five (5) working days. Striping will follow shortly thereafter. Further information is available below. Click the paving link to see a map.
Alert Dog Park (rev.4):The Dog Park remains under water. The depth of the pond in the park is a function of regional groundwater fed by subsurface runoff from the adjacent foothill. Our office conducted tests confirming the high water table. Since the groundwater level is regional, the pond cannot be lowered until the regional water table naturally dissipates. Several weeks of minimal precipitation is required. Groundwater elevations recede much slower than surface flooding. The rise of groundwater in the park has stabilized. Barring an overly wet spring, we expect the water to recede sometime mid-summer.
Thank youfor visiting your Pequannock Township Engineering page. The Engineering page is best for information regarding infrastructure projects. We typically update this page once a month or when new information is available. Please let friends and family know this is the page current information.
Please help us identify the most important items that should be found via the “Engineering” subsection of your Township web page. We are in the planning stage of improving the site and could really use your input. What is most important to you; what type of updates are important; information that can be downloaded, maps, reports, procedural, etc. If you visited another towns engineering page and found it comprehensive, we want to hear about it. Please email me your ideas, constructive criticism, likes, dislikes, and/or anything that might improve our services. My email address is listed above. Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable input. No comments received to date!
Most importantly,let me thank all of our residents for your patience and consideration. Construction projects can be very stressful with unexpected delays, detours, rough road surface, noise, dust, and overall frustration with communications and changing schedules. We really appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding as we work together, as a community, to improve our aging infrastructure.
Hillview Road/Beaverbrook Road Improvements:The Township received a grant to improve Hillview Road from the intersection of Hillview Road and Jacksonville Road to the border of Lincoln Park (Beaverbrook Road). The project includes minor drainage improvements, guide rail replacement and road resurfacing. Project under design.
Jacksonville Sidewalks: Funding was approved for the repair/reconstruction of sidewalks on both sides of Jacksonville Road from Newark-Pompton Turnpike to West Parkway. New driveway aprons are included and will conform to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA compliant ramps shall be installed at intersections. This project is complete. Please address any concerns by calling Tanya at (973) 835-5700 x189.
Roadway Resurfacing Program, 2019:
The Township of Pequannock is pleased to announce the final list of roads scheduled for resurfacing in 2019. Work is anticipated to start on, or about, June 24, 2019 typically beginning at 7:30 AM and continuing throughout the day until 4:00 PM. The subject roads include:
Mountain Avenue from West Parkway westerly to Rt. 287
West Parkway South Sunset Road to just north of Foothills Park
Davis Avenue from Van Riper Avenue to Libby Avenue
Lockwood Avenue Entire Length
Dale Avenue Entire Length
Winfield Avenue Entire Length
Van Riper Avenue Entire Length
Lenape Court Entire Length
Pearl Avenue Entire Length
West Sunset Road Most westerly portion ±500’
Jacksonville Road Area damaged by water main break
During the paving activities, the road will be closed except for local traffic. No parking is allowed in the roadway, and access to driveways will be limited. All cars parked on the street must be moved no later than 7:30 a.m.
Drivers who are unable to avoid the work areas should watch for construction signs and for directions from Police Officers, and to be aware of moving equipment and workers in the road. Drivers should expect delays, and be prepared to stop and proceed slowly through the construction zone and/or detour route.
Please know, vehicular movement on recently paved streets will adversely affect the freshly placed material. You are urged to minimize nonessential trips and to avoid sharp turning movements within 24 hours of paving. Your cooperation in this matter would be appreciated and will ensure your new road will be maintenance free.
The paving activities will last about three (3) weeks, weather dependent. Thank you for your patience while we work toward the completion of this project. The Township reminds everyone to please drive safely and respect the safety of the workers.
Please feel free to contact the DPW at (973) 835-5700 x189 if you have any questions or require additional information.
Community Rating System (CRS) for Pequannock, currently a CRS-5 Community: Many of our residents are aware of rising insurance costs and the discount Pequannock receives based on our CRS rating. After successfully improving our rating to a 5 in 2016, we are actively looking to improve to a CRS 4. No other community in NJ has achieved a 4 rating, mostly because of difficult countywide prerequisites. The Township underwent the full three-year cycle review on September 20, 2018. Jennifer McCulloch did a great job presenting compliance with the strict expectations of a CRS 5 community. We are pleased to announce approval as a CRS community for the next three (3) years. We actually earned additional points as we move closer to a CRS 4 rating. Jennifer is available at ex. 164 if you have any questions.
The Engineering Department continues to pursue grant opportunities based on availability and need. Please contact the Engineering Department if you are aware of grant opportunities that we may have missed. The following grant applications are pending:
NJDOT Municipal Aid, 2018 - The Township received a joint grant to restore Hillview Road (alongside the airport) from Jacksonville Road to the Lincoln Park Border. The Township received a total of $227,500 in funding for paving and guide rail improvements. Construction planned for the summer of 2019.
NJDOT Municipal Aid, 2019 - Application was filed to resurface West Parkway from Sunset Road to Foothills Park. We are pleased to announce the Township was awarded a grant in the amount of $264,000. Work is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2019.
NJDOT Municipal Aid, 2020 - Applications are being prepared for the 2020 construction season. Preliminarily, this years project will be the restoration of Alexander Avenue.
Please feel free to contact the Engineering office during regular business hours if you have any questions, comments, or require additional information.