A number of curb intersections on Washington Street have been given a facelift in recent weeks.
As part of a need to comply with newer federal requirements, curb ramps–or, curb cuts–must comply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and be easier to access by means such as wheelchairs. Street work done on Washington and Morris streets two years ago was not compliant to those newer mandates and now the county is fixing that, said County Engineer Stephen Hammond.
"A lot of our paving is done with state money," Hammond said. Currently, there is no statute in New Jersey requiring such curb cuts for newer paving projects. But, when state money is used, federal statutes must also be followed, he said.
Workers could be seen recently laying out fresh concrete along the Green, in front of , , the and in front of the former , among other locations.
The county also needs to address several curbs in Boonton, Hammond said. "Now as we pave, we'll do them as we go," he said.
Washington Street's curb cut installations are nearly complete, Hammond said, with Morris Street to be complete within the next two weeks.