Essex County has completed the repaving of Wyoming Avenue, which runs through Maplewood, South Orange and Millburn, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced Monday.
The repaving began after township officials shared concerns over the safety of pedestrians and drivers.
“I’m always pleased when a community approaches the county with a concern and we are able to respond quickly. Maintaining the infrastructure is an important responsibility and repaving Wyoming Avenue makes a tremendous difference,” said County Freeholder Vice President Patricia Sebold.
The project, which cost about $650,000 and was coordinated by the Essex County Department of Public Works, repaved 2.2-mile length of Wyoming Avenue from South Orange Avenue to Glen Avenue.
Tilcon repaving company from Wharton performed the milling and paving, and Denville Line Painting from Parsippany painted the roadway striping, county officials said in a written statement.
The project was funded through the Essex County Capital Budget.
“Wyoming Avenue is a busy thoroughfare. Not only is there a lot of car traffic, but our residents get a lot of use from the road for biking, walking, pushing strollers. It’s a really great improvement that was done here,” said Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca.
The County’s Roadway Resurfacing Program for this year include:
- Ridgewood Avenue in Glen Ridge
- Orange Road West Loop in Montclair
- Sanford Avenue in East Orange and Irvington
Other County Roads that were repaved earlier this year include:
- JFK Parkway in Millburn from South Orange Avenue to the Union County border
- Mount Hebron Road in Montclair from Grove Street to Valley Road
- Cherry Lane in Essex County South Mountain Reservation in West Orange
- Kirkpatrick Lane in West Caldwell
Left to right: Essex County Housing and Community Development Director George Serio, Essex County Small Business Development and Affirmative Action Director Deborah E. Collins, Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Freeholder Vice President Patricia Sebold and Millburn Mayor Sara Haimoff. Credit: Glen Frieson