Somerset and Morris Counties and the cooperating agencies of NJTPA and NJDOT are committed to developing transportation improvements that best balance transportation needs, the environment, community concerns and cost. As part of the Community Outreach effort, numerous meetings will be held to share project information and obtain input.

Upcoming Meetings

Anticipated Meeting Schedule

Meeting Timeframe Agenda
Local Officials Briefing No. 1 (Kickoff)
  • Date:
  • April 26, 2018
  • Time:
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Location:
  • Long Hill Township Municipal Building – Council Chambers 915 Valley Road Gillette, NJ 07933
  • Present project status and schedule
  • Review goals and objectives
  • Identify issues and concerns
  • Review project portfolio materials
  • Community Stakeholder meeting preparations
Community Stakeholder                      Meeting. No. 1   Date:
  • Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time:
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location:
  • Bernards Township Municipal Building Council Chambers -  1 Collyer Lane Bernards Township, NJ 07920
  • Define purpose and goals of team
  • Review project status and schedule
  • Obtain input for project purpose and need
Public Information Center (PIC) No. 1 Purpose & Need (P&N) Statement Date:
  • Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time:
  • 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Presentation at 6:00 p.m.(Open House format)
Location:
  • Bernards Township Municipal Building Council Chambers -  1 Collyer Lane Bernards Township, NJ 07920
  • Present project information
  • Present project history, current status, studies and concepts via display boards
  • Obtain input for project Purpose and Need and provide print and web comment forms
  • To view the presentation please click here.
Local Officials Briefing No. 2 (Purpose & Need Statement, Conceptual Alternatives) Date:
  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Time:
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Presentation:
  • 4:00 p.m.
Location:
  • Long Hill Township Municipal Building – Council Chambers 915 Valley Road Gillette, NJ 07933
  • Obtain input on conceptual improvement alternatives
  • Community Stakeholder meeting preparation
  • Preparation for PIC No. 2
  • To view the presentation please click here.
Community Stakeholder                      Meeting. No. 2 Date:
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time:
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Presentation:
  • 4:00 p.m.
Location:
  • Bernards Township Municipal Building Council Chambers - 1 Collyer Lane Bernards Township, NJ Public Information Center
 Public Information Center No. 2 (Conceptual Alternatives - Preliminary Preferred Alternative) Date:
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time:
  • 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Presentation:
  • 6:00 p.m.
Location:
  • Bernards Township Municipal Building Council Chambers - 1 Collyer Lane Bernards Township, NJ 07920
  • Present conceptual improvement alternatives
  • Obtain public comments via print comment forms
Local Officials Briefing No. 3 (Please note, the Valley Road Bridge study team has obtained an agenda item during the Long Hill Township Committee meeting) (Preliminary Preferred Alternative - Resolution of Support) Date:
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Location:
  • Long Hill Township Municipal Building (Presentation to the Long Hill Township Committee)
  • 915 Valley Road Gillette, New Jersey
  • Provide feedback on PIC Meetings and written comments received
  • Obtain Resolution of Support for PPA
Public Information Center No. 3 Date:
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Location:
  • Long Hill Township Municipal Building – Please visit our informational booth in the lobby of the Long Hill Township Municipal Building.  Display panels and team members will be available to answer your questions with comment cards to leave your thoughts and suggestions.
  • 915 Valley Road Gillette, New Jersey
  • Presentation of PPA

Ways to Get Involved

Community Outreach Meetings

Public meetings are good way to make your voice heard and insure a successful project further down the road. If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can keep tabs on new project developments by visiting this website and reviewing the meeting minutes and PowerPoint presentation.

Questions, Comments or Suggestions

We encourages community members to voice their concerns and contribute suggestions to the Project Team. For questions or comments, please fill in the public comment form or contact the project team directly.

 

Community involvement is a vital part of the project. We encourage you to follow and provide input on improvements to the bridge as an important transportation link for the local communities and the region.

The County of Morris in cooperation with NJTPA and NJDOT recognize that community participation is an integral part of all stages of projects. A Public Action Plan (PAP) was developed for the project as a framework to accomplish open, proactive and productive community and stakeholder discussions. Local officials, community stakeholders, agency representatives, and the general public will have an opportunity to provide comments and questions for consideration throughout the project development process. Our community outreach strategies include the following:

  • Host outreach meetings including local officials briefings, community stakeholder meetings, and public information centers
  • Communicate meeting announcement alerts and project information through social media and mailings
  • Provide regular updates to the project website, including study progress reports and other outreach materials
  • Work with elected officials, local governments, first-responders, and the media
  • Address inquiries from interested parties