NPS Universal Accessibility and Repairs to Surface Drainage

Morristown, New Jersey

Project Overview

MFS Construction, LLC (MFS) was contracted by the National Parks Service to provide the labor, materials, and equipment to install an ADA-compliant accessible route from the parking lot to the Ford Mansion at Morristown National Historical Park located in Morristown, New Jersey.

Morristown, New Jersey

Project Details

Construction began with the layout of the new walkway by a licensed surveyor, followed by securing the work zone with temporary fencing and implementing erosion control measures.

To prioritize safety and access, work started with the ADA ramp, salvaging existing bricks before excavation. Foundations for the new ramp were formed and poured, with proper reinforcement and compaction.

Simultaneously, a concrete section was installed to connect the new walkway to the existing one. After soil preparation, the crew laid a stable base and poured concrete, following rigorous standards to prevent future issues.

The demolition phase involved saw cutting and careful removal of existing asphalt and subbase, making way for Mirafi 500x geotextile fabric and layers of subbase and sand before laying the new pavers.

Stone walls were installed before the walkway, acting as retaining walls and distributing force against the base. Stairs were constructed with concrete footings, CMUs, brick facades, and handrails, ensuring ADA compliance.

Upon completion, disturbed areas were repaired, and landscaping restored, with thorough cleaning before demobilization.


  • Owner:
    National Park Services

Services Provided

  • MFS provides materials, labor, equipment, and services necessary for the construction of a project and hires specialized subcontractors to perform specific duties as needed.