TO: Residents along Mount Airy Road, Borough of Bernardsville
Somerset County will perform roadway improvement work to County Route 525, Mt. Airy Road, from South Street to Prospect Street.
The roadway work includes the construction of new retaining walls, storm sewers, shoulder widening, curbing, sidewalks, driveway aprons, new roadway paving, and striping. Construction is expected to begin the week of December 17, 2014 and carry through to November 2015. Mt. Airy Road will be closed to all traffic except for residents and local service vehicles (mail, garbage, recycling, etc.) beginning on January 5, 2015.
The roadway will be barricaded south of South Street at the south end of the project and between Ambar Place and Prospect Street on the north end of the project. Therefore, for you to access your property you will need to enter the work area by one of the side roads: South Street, Orchard Street, Bernards Avenue, Dayton Street, Dobbs Street, or Ambar Place.
Construction operation hours will be Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. There may be times when the work schedule requires Ritacco crews to work on Saturday as well but this is only to occur when critical tasks could not be completed on Friday.
While every effort will be made to accommodate you during construction, you should expect periods of inconvenience. The contractor is directed to provide you with access to your driveway at all possible times. There will be about 3-4 days when pipe, curb, or driveway work may affect access to your driveway. The contractor has been directed to give ample notice to you in writing prior to commencement of construction in your driveway and to work with you and the County Inspector to find alternate access or parking locations. The County Inspector for this project is Nick Karas who
you can locate at the project site or call at the County offices, 908-231-7024 and request to speak with Nick or with Rich Lazicky, Construction Engineer.
The Contractor for the project is: Ritacco Construction Inc.
10 Lawrence Street
Belleville, NJ 07109
We anticipate that the greatest disruptions to access will be during crossing of the side streets and paving operations. The County provides email and text alert services in which residents can receive updates about road closings and construction delays. You can sign up for these services on the County website at www.co.somerset.nj.us. The Engineering Division will utilize these services to alert the public of access changes and the paving schedule.
Please feel free to call Tricia Bates Smith, Principal Highway Engineer, Somerset County Engineering Division, 908-231-7175, or e-mail at smithT@co.somerset.nj.us, with your questions.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
* For further information visit the Somerset County Project Webpage here.
Official Construction Notice & Detour Plans