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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Update 5/15: County Road Resurfacing 2019: Parsonage Hill Road, Old Short Hills Road

Update: 5/15

Weather permitting, sections of both Parsonage Hill Road and Old Short Hills Road are expected to be intermittently closed tomorrow, May 16, for road striping. Detour routes will be posted in the area.

Update: 5/10

Old Short Hills Road between Great Hills Road and South Orange Avenue is closed to traffic today, May 10, through approximately 5:00 p.m. for paving.

Work is weather dependent; detour routes are posted in the area.

Parsonage Hill Road is open.

Update: 5/9 (2)

Old Short Hills Road is expected to be closed to traffic tomorrow, May 10, between Great Hills Road and South Orange Avenue until approximately 5:00 p.m. Please arrange for alternate travel and follow posted detour signs in the area.

Sections of Parsonage Hill Road are again expected to be closed intermittently tomorrow to complete road striping.

Updates to follow. All work is weather dependent.

Update: 5/9

Sections of Parsonage Hill Road will intermittently be closed to traffic today, May 9, through approximately 5:00 p.m. for road striping. Road striping is expected again tomorrow, May 10.

Old Short Hills Road will be closed to traffic today, May 9, through approximately 5:00 p.m. for road paving.

Please follow posted detour routes. All work is weather dependent.

Update: 5/8 (2)

Sections of Parsonage Hill Road are expected to be closed intermittently tomorrow, May 9, until approximately 5:00 p.m. due to road striping.

Sections of Old Short Hills Road are also expected to be closed to traffic tomorrow until approximately 5:00 p.m. for paving.

Changes and/ or additional road closure information to follow. All work is weather dependent. Detour routes are posted in the area.

Update: 5/8

Parsonage Hill Road will be closed to traffic today, May 8, from Old Short Hills Road to Delbarton Drive due to ongoing paving work. Road striping is expected to begin later in the week.

Sections of Old Short Hills Road will also be closed intermittently to traffic today for paving work from Jefferson Avenue to Farley Place.

Closures on both roads are expected until approximately 5:00 p.m. Detour routes are posted in the area. All work is weather dependent.

Update: 5/7 (2) 

Sections of Parsonage Hill Road are expected to be closed to traffic tomorrow, May 8, until approximately 5:00 p.m. due to ongoing paving work. 

Sections of Old Short Hills Road are also expected to be closed to traffic tomorrow, May 8, until approximately 5:00 p.m. for prep work and road paving. 

Changes and/ or additional road closure information to follow. All work is weather dependent. Detour routes are posted in the area.

Update: 5/7

Parsonage Hill Road is closed to all traffic between Stewart Road and Old Short Hills Road until approx. 5:00 p.m. due to ongoing paving work. Old Short Hills Road is also expected to be closed today due to road work.

All work is weather dependent. Detour routes will be posted.

Update: 5/6 (2)

Sections of Parsonage Hill Road are expected to be closed to traffic tomorrow, May 7, for road paving until approximately 5:00 p.m. Striping is expected to begin later in the week.

Sections of Old Short Hills Road are also expected to be closed to traffic tomorrow, May 7, for manhole and prep work until approximately 5:00 p.m. Paving is expected to begin later in the week.

Changes and/ or additional road closure information to follow. All work is weather dependent.

Update: 5/6

Parsonage Hill Road is closed to traffic today, May 6, until approximately 5:00 p.m. for road striping. Striping is expected again on Tuesday, May 7.

Old Short Hills Road is slated to be closed until approximately 6:00 p.m. for paving work between Parsonage Hill Road and South Orange Avenue. Paving is expected to continue daily through Thursday, May 9.

All work is weather dependent. Detour routes will be posted.

Update: 4/29

Parsonage Hill Road is closed to traffic today, April 29, for milling and manhole work. Paving is expected to begin on or about Wednesday, May 1.

Old Short Hills Road will be closed today, April 29, for milling work that is expected to run daily through Thursday, May 2. Manhole work is scheduled to begin tomorrow, April 30, to run daily through Friday, May 3.

Work ends on both roads at approximately 5:00 p.m., with road closures expected through 6 p.m. All work is weather dependent. Detour routes will be posted.

Update: 4/26

Milling and paving work on Old Short Hills Road and Parsonage Hill Road is suspended today, April 26, due to inclement weather. Both roads are currently open to traffic.

Work will resume on Monday, April 29, for milling of both Parsonage Hill Road and Old Short Hills Road.

All work is weather dependent.

Update: 4/25 

Weather allowing, Old Short Hills Road will be closed for milling work between Parsonage Hill Road and South Orange Avenue on Friday, April 26. Work is expected to begin at 7:00 a.m. and continue through 5:00 p.m, with road closures expected through 6:00 p.m. Old Short Hills Road is also scheduled for milling daily from Monday, April 29 through Wednesday, May 1. 

Parsonage Hill Road milling is expected to continue through Friday, April 26. Manhole work is scheduled for April 25, April 26, and Monday, April 29. Parsonage Hill Road will be closed to traffic beginning 7:00 a.m. through approximately 6:00 p.m. each day. 

All work is weather dependent. Updates to follow.

Update: 4/22

On or about Wednesday, April 24, Parsonage Hill Road will be closed for milling work between White Oak Ridge Road and Hartshorn Drive and on Thursday, April 25, from Hartshorn Drive to Old Short Hills Road. Work will begin at 7:00 a.m. and continue through 5:00 p.m. each day.

Detour routes will be posted.

Project Description

Starting on or about Wednesday, April 24, Parsonage Hill Road from White Oak Ridge Road to Old Short Hills Road and Old Short Hills Road from Parsonage Hill Road to South Orange Avenue will be milled and paved as part of the Essex County 2019 Road Resurfacing Program.

During milling and paving work, sections of Parsonage Hill Road and Short Hills Road will be intermittently blocked off from traffic during scheduled work hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Detour signs and new traffic patterns will be posted during the project.

Residents should be advised that access to and from driveways and streets may be impacted during operations. No parking on Parsonage Hill Road and Short Hills Road during active construction will be permitted.

All road work is weather dependent.

For more information and updates on the project, residents can contact the Essex County Department of Public Works at 973-226-8500. Please follow the Millburn Township website and social media pages for any updates on scheduled work.

Parsonage Hill Road and Old Short Hills Road

Preliminary Work: 4/12

On Monday, April 15, beginning at 7:00AM, Essex County will begin the installation of handicap ramps in anticipation of paving Parsonage Hill Road and Old Short Hills Road. Installation work will take place on Parsonage Hill Road from Old Short Hills Road to White Oak Ridge Road, and on Old Short Hills Road between Parsonage Hill Road and South Orange Avenue.

Road closures will not be necessary during this preliminary work. Police officers will be on-site to direct traffic during installation.

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