Construction Updates

Union County: Morris Avenue Resurfacing

  • Limits: Morris Ave from River Rd to Kent Place Blvd
  • Scope: Milling and paving
  • Start: Tuesday, July 18
  • End: Friday, July 21
  • Update: Work will be completed between the hours of 8PM and 6AM for four nights, weather permitting. The road will be closed during work hours. More info and a detour map are available here.

Union County: Chatham Road Resurfacing


  • Limits: Chatham Rd from River Rd to Morris County Line in Summit
  • Scope: Milling and paving
  • Start: Tuesday, July 18
  • End: Thursday, July 20
  • Update: Work will be completed between the hours of 7PM and 6AM for two nights, weather permitting. The road will be closed during work hours. More info and a detour map are available here.

Cornog Field House

  • Work to renovate the building will begin on or about Monday, June 19 and continue through early September.
  • During construction, the Memorial Field playground will remain open but the public restrooms will not. ADA equipped portable restrooms will be provided. Visitors to Memorial Field are asked to follow all construction signs and barriers.
  • The cost of the project is $296,000 and is being funded through the City of Summit Capital Improvement Fund. It was designed by Potter Architects of Union, NJ. Construction work will be completed by Spartan Construction of South Amboy, NJ.
  • More information is available on the Department of Community Programs website.

Broad Street Sewer Inspection & Repair


  • Limits: Morris Avenue to Middle Avenue (city limit)
  • Scope: Clean and inspect sanitary sewer line that runs down Broad Street
  • Start: Monday, June 26
  • End: July 13 (weather permitting) 
  • Update: Work will be done on Monday and Thursday nights, between 10PM until 5AM, for approximately three weeks. Police will be onsite to direct traffic.

2017 Curb & ADA Ramp Project


  • Limits: Various locations
  • Scope: Repair or install curbing, replace drainage inlets, upgrade ADA Ramps ahead of anticipated paving projects by the city.
  • Start: June 2017
  • End: July 2017
  • Update: Contractor has been award the project and work is to be scheduled shortly.
  • View the construction plans (PDF).

Edgemont Road Improvement Project


  • Limits: Entire length
  • Scope: Install curbing, replace block gutter, and install drainage, mill and pave.
  • Start: June 2017
  • End: Early July 2017
  • Update: All sewer and curb work is complete. Gutter work will be completed the week of June 26 along with sidewalk lawn restoration. Project is expected to be completed by early July.
  • View the constructions plans (PDF).

Summit Maple Elm Improvement Project


  • Limits: Summit Avenue (Morris Avenue to Elm Street); Elm Street (Summit Avenue to Oak Ridge Avenue); Maple Street (Rail Road Avenue to Mountain Avenue)
  • Scope: Repair curbing where needed, replace sidewalk where needed, upgrade drainage, mill and pave.
  • Start: June 26, 2017
  • End: July 31, 2017
  • Update: Work should take 5 weeks and will take place 8AM to 5PM.  Residents are advised to call the police at 908-273-0051 when parking on the street overnight.
  • View the constructions plans (PDF) and detour plans (PDF).

Springfield Avenue Improvement Project


  • Limits: Waldron Avenue to Morris Avenue
  • Scope: Install sidewalk between Argyle Court and Broad Street, repair curbing as needed, upgrade ADA ramps and upgrade drainage as needed.
  • Start: June 26, 2017
  • End: August 31, 2017
  • Update: Contractor to notify residents of the exact start date.
  • View the construction plans (PDF) and detour plans (PDF).

Blackburn Road Improvement Project


  • Limits: Valley View Avenue to Oak Knoll Road
  • Scope: Upgrade ADA ramps, mill and pave.
  • Start: July 2017
  • End: August 2017
  • Update: Contract to be awarded in June of 2017 to the low bidder.
  • View the construction plans (PDF).

Lenox Road & Whittredge Road Improvement Project


  • Limits: Lenox Road (Entire Length); Whittredge Road (Entire Length)
  • Scope: Install curbing where none exists, repair sidewalks and ADA ramps as needed, upgrade drainage as needed, mill and pave
  • Start: July 2017
  • End: September 2017
  • Update: Contract to be awarded in June of 2017 to the low bidder
  • View the construction plans (PDF).

2017 Drainage Improvement Project


  • Limits: Various Locations
  • Scope: Upgrade city storm sewer infrastructure.
  • Start: July 2017
  • End: September 2017
  • Update: Contract to be awarded to the low bid contractor in June of 2017.
  • View the construction plans (PDF).

Deforest Avenue Section II

  • Limits: Maple Street to Norwood/Kent Place
  • Scope: This project will include a continuation of the streetscape from Phase I with street lights, concrete sidewalk replacement, traffic signal replacements, shared bike lane and repaving and striping of DeForest Avenue.
  • Start Date: August 18, 2016.
  • End Date: April 2017.
  • Update: Traffic signals are installed and operating. Milling: Weds. 6/21, 8PM-7AM. Paving: Fri. 6/23, 8PM-7AM.
  • View the construction plans (PDF).

Bellevue & Shadyside Avenue Paving

  • Limits: Bellevue Avenue between Summit Avenue and Hillcrest Avenue; Shadyside Avenue between Bellevue Avenue and Hawthorne Place
  • Scope: Milling and paving
  • Project is now complete. Striping to be scheduled.

Colt Road Improvement Project


  • Limits: #22 to #57
  • Scope: Install drainage, repair existing drainage structures, replace curbing, mill and pave the road.
  • Project is now complete.
  • Update: 

    Any remaining issues should be reported to the Department of Community Services at 908-273-6404.

 Downtown Roads & Beautification Project

  • Limits: CRBD District
  • Scope: Drainage and sewer upgrades, curbing and sidewalk replacements, ADA upgrades, sitting walls, landscaping, pedestrian bump outs, decorative crosswalks, and full milling and roadway resurfacing.
  • Contractor: Cifelli & Son general Construction
  • Project is now complete. Minor repair items remain.
  • View the construction plans (PDF).

Morris Avenue Bridge Replacement


  • Limits: Morris Avenue Bridge over NJ Transit tracks between Springfield Avenue and Kent Place Boulevard.
  • Scope: Full replacement of bridge structure. This project is being completed by New Jersey Transit and will require a full closure of the bridge for approximately eighteen (18) months.
  • View the detour map (PDF).
  • Start Date: Work has begun.
  • End Date: Current estimate - late 2017/early 2018
  • Update: Work is currently progressing and the relocation of the City's sanitary sewer is taking place. The majority of work is taking place during overnight work hours.

Ashwood Avenue & Ashwood Court Improvement Project


  • Limits: Entire lengths of Ashwood Avenue and Ashwood Court.
  • Scope: ADA sidewalk updates, curb and sidewalk replacement where needed, drainage upgrades (Ashwood Court only), sanitary sewer repairs, full milling and paving of the road and striping.
  • Project is now complete. Any remaining issues should be reported to the Department of Community Services at 908-273-6404.

County Projects


  • The County will be paving Morris Avenue (Kent Place Boulevard to River Road) and all of Chatham Road in mid-summer 2017.

Completed Projects


These projects are completed. Should you have any concerns please contact the Engineering Division at 908-273-6404.
  • Downtown Conduit Installation Project
  • 2015 Capital Roads (Ridge, Fernwood, Fairview, Druid Hill
  • Elm Street Paving
  • Hospital Roads Access Project
  • 2015 Drainage Improvement Project