HANOVER — Construction is underway on a long-awaited Wegmans Food Market in Hanover.

Trees are being cleared from the 38.5 acre site — for a Wegmans Food Store and other retail stores, including possibly a bank — located close to the intersection of Ridgedale Avenue and Sylvan Way, in the Mack-Cali Business Campus off of Route 10 in Parsippany.

The construction site is visible to Route 287 south in Parsippany, past the Entin Road exit and before the Route 10 exit. On Sunday, a dozen pieces of heavy construction equipment, including backhoes and excavators were parked there.

In 2013, Hanover Planning Board approved a 140,000 square-foot Wegmans supermarket along with three restaurant buildings, a bank building and parking for 1,178 cars at Sylvan Way and Ridegdale Avenue located on the northern side of Route 10 across from Ridgedale on what is now vacant wooded land.

The entrance exit would entail a jug handle on Route 10 at an extension of Ridgedale Avenue across Route 10.

Wegmans would be one of the largest supermarkets in Morris County and, at 120,000 square feet, larger even than the gargantuan 80,000-square foot ShopRite on East Hanover Avenue that opened November 2013.

The site will use water and sewer from Parsippany-Troy Hills for the property, under an agreement that dates back some 25 years, and was renewed in 2013.

Wegmans takes pride as an employer, having been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work” since 1998. It topped the list in 2005 and finished No. 12 in 2014.

The owner of the property is Hanover 3201 — which stands for the tax lot number of the site — is a subsidiary of Mack-Cali Realty LP.

The site is approximately 4.5 miles from the failed Whole Foods site on Waterview Boulevard.

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