ENGINEERING DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
AUGUST 2020

Charles Carbone, P.E., Supervising Engineering Aide

 

BEAVER AVENUE

An inspection was performed and a Mobile311 work order created for drainage concerns on Beaver Avenue.

FARRELL FIELD

Technical assistance was provided to the Recreation Department for the striping layout of the athletic fields (Fields #2 and #3).  The remaining two athletic fields are to be rehabilitated under a Recreation Department capital project.

HIGH CREST DRIVE

Stormwater drainage improvements were designed and provided to the DPW for material purchasing.

LOT DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW

Two (2) initial, single-family, residential lot development plans were reviewed for compliance with Section 110-4 of the Township Code and any applicable Board resolutions.  All lot development plan review results are entered into the “Spatial Data Logic” system.  The results are also posted for public consumption within the Engineering Division section of the Township’s website (www.westmilford.org) under the Site Plan Tracker.

2020-2021 SNOW PLOWING SERVICES

The Governing Body awarded contracts, by resolution, at the August 12th meeting to the 28 (4 x 4) pickup trucks from five contractors for the bids received on July 31st.  An additional bid was received for 2020-2021 Snowplowing Services (second advertisement) on August 21st.  A resolution was prepared for Township Council consideration at the September 2nd meeting to award contracts to 9 (4 x 4) pickup trucks from the one contractor for the bid received on August 12th. The Township contracts for private snow plowing services (trucks and drivers) annually to supplement in-house manpower and equipment.  The DPW is responsible for snow and ice removal on all 194 miles of Township, non-Township and private roads within West Milford.

TROPICAL STORM ISIAIS

Inspections were performed at the beginning of the weather event to observe drainage concerns.  Inspections were cancelled during the event as a result of fallen trees and wires blocking routes to areas of the Township.  Downed trees and other concerns were provided to the Department of Public Works.

VREELAND ROAD

Inspections were performed for stormwater runoff concerns on Vreeland Road during a rain event.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Technical assistance, regarding lot development plans, storm drainage issues, active construction projects, flood zones, right-of-way issues, etc. was provided to concerned residents on 32 occasions.  Field inspections, photographs, reports and/or follow up were required for 10 of these issues.
  • Technical assistance was provided, for various issues, to other departments on 30 occasions.
  • File research, map copies and/or information were provided to professionals on 5 occasions.
  • Assistance was provided to builders, contractors and utilities on 2 occasions.
  • One Minor Soil Permit was issued.
  • Virginia Lane maintenance bond follow-up inspection performed.
  • Parking lot striping layout provided to the Police Department.
  • A pavement management webinar was attended by the Engineering staff.
  • Two Right-of-Way Entry permits were reviewed, inspected and forwarded to the Clerk’s Office for processing.
  • Three Zoning / Planning Board applications were reviewed.
  • Weekly meetings with Township Administrator were attended.
  • A facilities committee meeting was attended.
  • A Joint Environmental Remediation Committee was attended.
  • A teleconference was attended with representatives from New Jersey Department of Transportation for the proposed Route 23 North bridge replacement over the Pequannock River.
  • A teleconference was held with representatives of High Crest Lake and the design engineer for the High Crest Dam and Bridge replacement.

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS

 

BANKER ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Banker Road are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

BLACKFOOT ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Blackfoot Road (Township-owned portion) are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

BURNT MEADOW ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Burnt Meadow Road, between House #753 and the end of the roadway pavement, are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

CALDWELL ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Caldwell Road are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

CLINTON ROAD (ROAD RESURFACING PROGRAM)

A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed.  A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Clinton Road, between 1,550’ north of Van Orden Road and continuing 0.8 miles, are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program

CLINTON ROAD - SECTION 3

Preliminary field work and construction plan preparation for the resurfacing of Clinton Road between Passaic County Structures #175 and #177 continued.  This 0.8-mile project is being partially funded by a $215,000 State Aid roadway infrastructure grant.

DAYTON ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Dayton Road are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

ELMWOOD COURT

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Elmwood Court are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

FRANKLIN COURT

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Franklin Court are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

GERMANTOWN ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Germantown Road, between 1,850’ north of Route 23 and Forest Hill Drive, are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

GLEN DRIVE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Glen Drive are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

HADDON ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Haddon Road are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

HAMILTON DRIVE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Hamilton Drive are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

ISLAND TRAIL

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Island Trail (Township-owned portion) are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

LARAMIE TRAIL

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Laramie Trail (Township-owned portion) are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

LAKE SHORE DRIVE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Lake Shore Drive, between Passaic Drive and Mapleshade Road, are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.  A walkthrough inspection of existing conditions was completed and resurfacing costs evaluated to extend the resurfacing of Lake Shore Drive 1,500’ south.

LOUIS AVENUE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Louis Avenue are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

MARK TERRACE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Mark Terrace are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

MOUNTAINSIDE ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Mountainside Road are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

OLDE HICKORY ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Olde Hickory Road are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

OLD LAKESIDE ROAD SOUTH

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  Field survey work and conceptual drainage design was performed to identify the topography of the road.  The improvements to Old Lakeside Road South are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

OTTERHOLE ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Otterhole Road, between Weaver Road and the Township line, are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

POOL DRIVE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Pool Drive are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

RELDA AVENUE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Relda Avenue are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

RIDGE ROAD - SECTION 3, CONTRACT 5

The long-line lane striping was complete on August 10th as part of the final remaining work for this road reconstruction project.  Notification was provided to the New Jersey Department of Transportation regarding the completion of this project.  This NJDOT project is partially funded by a $248,228 Bikeway grant.  This is the final section of the 1999 envisioned Bikeway to connect the Town Center to the major schools complex (Highlander Drive).

RIDGE ROAD - SECTION 6

Construction bids were received at 10:00am on August 21st.  Based upon recommendations from Engineering and the Township Attorney, a resolution was prepared for Governing Body consideration for the September 2nd meeting.  This 1.2-mile project is being partially funded by a $290,000 State Aid roadway infrastructure grant.

SOPHIE AVENUE

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Sophie Avenue are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

SPRUCE POINT TRAIL

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Spruce Point Trail (Township-owned portion) are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

2020 TOWNSHIP CRACK SEAL PROGRAM

The Governing Body awarded a contract, by resolution, to the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council contractor at the August 12th meeting.  This year’s program is designed to seal surface pavement cracks on portions of Henderson Road, Oak Drive, Cooper Road, Silver Lane, Gold Lane, Circle Drive, Ash Road, Cliff Road, Winetka Lane, Milford Lane, Melody Lane, Center Street (Melody Lane to O’Leary Road), Center Street (Carolyn Street to Belleau Gateway), Charles Street, Maisie Lane, Vine Avenue, Old Road, Leslie Drive, Larsen Road, East Park Drive, Clinton Road (Warwick Turnpike to Clinton View Terrace), Delaware Road and Magnolia Road.  Since instituting the program in 2002, the surface pavement cracks have been sealed on more than 66 miles of Township roads.  Studies show that sealing pavement cracks can extend the service life of the surface course pavement by as much as five years.

ULSTER STREET

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Ulster Street are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

WESTWOOD COURT

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Westwood Court are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

WOOLEY ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Wooley Road, between House #95 and #267, are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.

YALE ROAD

A list of necessary repairs was prepared for the DPW and contractor.  Milling and asphalt quantities were calculated.  The improvements to Yale Road are being included under the 2020 Township Road Resurfacing Program.