Community outreach 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 study team is committed to keeping the public informed throughout LCD study. Our aim is to keep all interested parties informed about the project and respond to questions and concerns. As the project moves through the Purpose and Need, Alternatives Analysis and PPA phases, we will continue to provide the latest project information and meeting announcements.

Current Outreach efforts for the study include:

  • Local officials briefings, community stakeholder meetings and public information centers
  • Meeting announcement alerts and project information through social media and mailings
  • Regular updates to the project website, including study progress reports and other outreach materials
  • Coordination with elected officials, local governments, first-responders and the media
  • Responses to inquiries from interested parties

Planned Outreach Activities

The study team is committed to developing transportation improvements that best balance transportation needs, the environment, community concerns and cost. The three-phase outreach framework below outlines the objectives and goals of outreach to various key stakeholders during the LCD Phase:

KEY PHASES OUTREACH OBJECTIVES OUTREACH TASKS
PHASE 1 - Develop Purpose and Need Statement (Early 2018)
  • Present project status and schedule
  • Review goals and objectives
  • Identify issues and concerns
  • Obtain input on the Project Purpose and Need Statement
  • Public Action Plan (PAP)
  • Project Specific Website
  • Local Officials Briefing #1
  • Community Stakeholders Meeting #1
  • Public Information Center #1
  • Project Information Handouts, updates and Mailings
PHASE 2 - Alternative Analysis (Mid 2018)
  • Obtain feedback and refinements to proposed alternatives
  • Discuss any impacts that the alternatives and any potential detour may have on local residents and businesses
  • Local Officials Briefing #2
  • Community Stakeholders Meeting #2
  • Public Information Center #2
  • Project Information Handouts and Updates
PHASE 3 - Preliminary Preferred Alternative (PPA) - (Late 2018)
  • Gain feedback and approval on the PPA
  • Discuss next steps/timeline for the project
  • Local Officials Briefing #3
  • Public Information Center #3
  • Project Information Handouts and Updates

Ways to Get Involved

Questions, Comments or Suggestions

We encourage community members to voice their concerns and contribute suggestions to the study team. For questions or comments, please fill in the public comment form, take our Community Stakeholder Survey,
contact the study 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