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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Townwide Road Paving Updates for 2022

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May 9, 2022

  • Glenside Road is tentatively scheduled to begin final paving the first weeks in June. The Township must wait until the gas utility PSE&G completed their upgrades before final paving can begin. Thank you for your patience. 
  • The contractor for Fairfax, Tudor and Windsor will be returning the week of May 10 to begin - and finish - striping the road, then that project should be completely finished. 
  • The coop contractor is touring the town with our Township engineer next week to give us an estimate on roads to pave this year; based on that estimate and Council-approved budget funds for 2022, we will then make a determination on what roads can be paved this year. Click here for a full explanation of how we determine which roads to pave each year. 
  • Train station parking lot - after more than a year of waiting for NJ Transit to give us approvals to pave this lot, we are nearing the finish line! We hope to hear soon of final approvals that will give us the green light to pave. The contract has been waiting for a start date from us, which we cannot give until we get full approval from NJ Transit. 

May 1, 2022

Carroccia Contractors will start Full Depth Road Reconstruction on Tudor Lane & Windsor Way Monday, May 2, weather permitting. Construction will include removal of asphalt & repaving of Tudor Lane, & Windsor Way. You may notice white, yellow, blue, green and/or red spray paint markings in the road and sidewalk areas. These marks are to help locate underground utilities in the area. 

If you have a sprinkler system and /or an invisible dog fence near the curb and sidewalk area, please locate them (stake with a flag, spray paint or any identifying marker) for the contractor. 

Construction work hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For the duration of the project, there will be some inconveniences throughout the work zone. However, every effort will be made to assure that they are kept to a minimum. As with all construction projects, please proceed with caution while traveling through the work zone. 

During construction, portions of on-street parking will be prohibited while this work is in progress. Also, traffic will be detoured during the milling and paving days. Please follow the detour signs.
Your cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated and we apologize for any minor disruptions brought on by this work. If you should have any questions pertaining to the work, please contact: Carroccia Contractors at 732-968-1010. 

April 7, 2022


Fairfax, Windsor & Tudor

Carroccia Contractors is scheduled to complete the drainage, milling and paving work begun last fall on Tudor Lane, Windsor Way and Fairfax Drive around April 11. Construction will include cleaning of removal of asphalt & repaving of Fairfax Dr, Tudor Ln, & Windsor Way.

You may notice white, yellow, blue, green and/or red spray paint markings in the road and sidewalk areas. These marks are to help locate underground utilities in the area. If you have a sprinkler system and /or an invisible dog fence near the curb and sidewalk area, please locate them (stake with a flag, spray paint or any identifying marker) for the contractor. Construction work hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For the duration of the project, there will be some inconveniences throughout the work zone. However, every effort will be made to assure that they are kept to a minimum. As with all construction projects, please proceed with caution while traveling through the work zone. During construction, portions of on-street parking will be prohibited while this work is in progress. Also, traffic will be detoured during the milling and paving days. Please follow the detour signs. Your cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated and we apologize for any minor disruptions brought on by this work. 

If you should have any questions pertaining to the work, please contact: Carroccia Contractors at 732-968-1010.

Glenside Road - Underdrain work was completed last fall; the work settled over the winter. The contract will provide us a date to come out and mill and pave the road once asphalt operations open for the spring. 

Kline, Kline & Fickler - The Township is sending our design plans to the state Department of Transportation (DOT) for review and approval; then we can go out to bid for a company to do the job. We will provide a timeframe once we have one. 

Train Station Parking Lot - We are awaiting a start date from the contractor once asphalt operations open. 

Tropical Storm Ida-damaged Roads - Several roads are scheduled for repair due to damages suffered to them during Tropical Storm Ida; a capital ordinance will be introduced at the April 19 Township Council meeting authorizing the Township to bond for the money needed to repair the roads. FEMA will at some point reimburse the Township at a rate of 90% (FEMA) to 10% (the Township's portion). Those roads include: 

  • Kent Drive
  • Lenape Lane
  • Orchard Lane
  • Old Farm Road
  • Middle Way
  • Chestnut Hill Drive
  • Runnymeade Road

Additional Road for 2022: We are currently assessing our 2022 road plan. More details will be coming out soon as to what roads will be paved this year, with a combination of Township capital, grant money and other funding as we can obtain it. 

Anatomy of a Road Paving Plan:

We have received questions from residents on how the Township decides which roads to pave each year, so we thought it would be appropriate to put the information here, so all road project information is in one place for you!

  • A few years ago, the Township did a long-term road paving plan, which laid out which roads would be paved which years.
  • We take that list and every year before the budget is introduced (after winter, when roads are at their worst from snow, salt and plowing), do a drive through around Town to assess each road to determine a few things:
    • Which roads on the schedule for that year actually need it; if any one road does not, it won't get paved that year because that's not a good use of taxpayer funds - to pave a road that doesn't need it when so many other roads are in desperate need.
    • Which roads, NOT on that schedule, are in the most need of paving or more drastic reconstruction and need to be moved up on the list.
    • Based on the above process, our we come up with a list of roads we want to pave each year with the known funds we will have; then a "B" list of roads we will pave if we can find/win/earn extra funds 
  • We commit at least $750,000 a year to road paving; that does not include any grant money that we may apply for and receive, or any other form of outside funding; based on the survey described above, we determine a list to give to Council each year ahead of budget season. We tentatively include grant money we think we may received each year in our internal calculations as we try to budget for that year's paving project, yet we cannot realize that money in our budget in any given year until that money is actually awarded. 
  • The coast of paving roads varies from month to month, year to year. Municipalities have to "go out to bid" for projects over a certain amount of money - which means they have to put the project specs out on the open market and have companies "bid" on doing the job; we are obligated to use the lowest bidder. 
  • If any bids come in lower than anticipated, we may be able to pave another road with the extra money budgeted. It's always a happy day when that happens!
  • As soon as our paving plan is firmed up and funded, we put it on the Township website and update it accordingly so residents have an idea of what roads will be paved, when.




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