April 8, 1915, the town committee decided to advertise for bids for the concreting of Spring Street from the depot to Madison Street. At the next's months annual meeting, there were those who favored brick and wooden pavements feeling that a material as nearly noiseless as possible should be used. Cement paving has some pretty strong enemies. The principal indictment was that it was totally lacking the element of permanency. On the celebrated Pine Brook road it seemed almost necessary to relay it with each change of the moon. Horsemen everywhere condemned its smooth surface. On the contrary brick pavement apparently improved with age. At Boonton, population same as Newton, brick presented the lasting qualities of iron. Mr. Schillings, a representative of the Lehigh Porland Cement Company, said that there were none of the present improved roads that could be easier patched than a concrete road. That where it was necessary to remove a section of the road it could be replaced and become a compact part of the road equally as good as before being disturbed. It was also possible to tunnel the street from curb to curb without disturbing the pavement. Ultimately the street was paved with concrete. Spring Street in 1965 was still in excellent condition and received a concrete service award for its 50 years of low-cost service to Newton's taxpayers.