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Departments & Services

Engineering

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The Engineering Services Building is located at 277 So. Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge.

Hours: Monday through Friday –

   Engineering 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
   Planning/Zoning 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
   Zoning Officer 7 AM to 3:30 PM

The Engineering Services Department oversees the Engineering, Planning, Zoning, Fire Prevention Bureau and Construction Code Departments. This department also administers the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment. Close coordination is also maintained with the Agricultural Task Force, Community Service, Environmental Commission, Shade Tree Commission, and other Township Departments.

The Engineering Department administers all land use and construction work in the Township. The land use reviews range from an individual resident's zoning concern to the review of large-scale residential and commercial projects. The site inspection staff reviews all development and Township construction. The Engineering staff provides in-house designs for road maintenance, drainage, and bikeway/sidewalk programs. The Department also assists the Board of Education with some of their construction needs. Township tax and GIS data maps are also maintained by Engineering Department personnel.

Engineering Department 2019 Completed Projects

The Department completed the engineering design and construction project management for the reconstruction and resurfacing of approximately 9.3 miles of Township roadway during 2019. These roads include:

  • Henry Street
  • West Henry Street
  • Woods End
  • Hickory Drive
  • Regent Circle
  • Joanna Court
  • Smoke Rise Road
  • Landau Road
  • Carlisle Road
  • Surrey Lane
  • Ramapo Drive
  • Allegheny Drive
  • Raritan Place
  • Shawnee Court
  • Savannah Court
  • Deer Ridge Road
  • Fawn Lane
  • Stoneview Court
  • Quail Court
  • Deer Creek Drive
  • Squire Court
  • Chimney Ash Farm Road
  • Ivy Lane
  • Schindler Drive
  • Belle Grove Court
  • Brentwood Court
  • Van Dorn Road
  • Goltra Drive
  • Radel Place
  • Fairview Drive East
  • Manchester Drive (NJDOT Municipal Aid Grant)
  • Juniper Way – between Manchester Drive and the cul-de-sac (NJDOT Municipal Aid Grant)
  • Douglas Road – Section 2 – between Liberty Corner Road and Mine Brook Road (NJDOT Municipal Aid Grant in collaboration with the Borough of Far Hills)

On all projects listed above:

  • Sidewalks were repaired and ADA compliant curb ramps were constructed
  • Stormwater infrastructure was repaired and new stormwater facilities were installed
  • Curbing repairs were completed
  • Traffic control devices were replaced

Manchester Drive, Goltra Drive, Radel Place, and Fairview Drive East received significant lengths of granite block curb replacement.

Manchester Drive, Juniper Way, Goltra Drive, Radel Place, and Fairview Drive East (total of 2.4 miles of roadway) were reconstructed using Full Depth Reclamation, which is a more environmentally friendly road reconstruction process that minimizes costs.

Juniper Way between South Maple Avenue and Manchester Drive received drainage improvements to alleviate icing conditions within the roadway.

The Department completed sidewalk improvements at various locations within the Township, including the replacement of approximately 500 feet of asphalt sidewalk with concrete sidewalk on South Finley Avenue between Collyer Lane and Lake Road.

The Department continued with the replacement of several pedestrian bridges in the Township. In 2019, pedestrian bridges at Lafayette Lane, Stonehouse Road, and Southard Park were all replaced with new bridges.

The Department completed construction of traffic calming measures at the intersection of Mine Brook Road, Canterbury Way, and Somerville Road Extension.

The Department also completed the reconstruction of a collapsed retaining wall approximately 130 feet long on Old Army Road.

The Department also replaced approximately 200 feet of collapsed storm sewer within an easement at #148 Childs Road.

All in all, the Department completed approximately $6.2 million in capital improvement projects in 2019.

Departmental Contacts

Employee Name
Position
Phone Number
Township Engineer
908-204-3020
Assistant Township Engineer
908-204-3007
Township Planner
908-204-3004
Senior Staff Engineer
908-204-3008
Staff Engineer
908-204-3005
Staff Member
908-204-3006
Zoning Officer, GIS
908-204-2507
Administrative Coordinator
908-204-3020
Administrative Assistant
908-204-3000

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