Recent News

Update: February 7, 2020

Public Information Center meetings were held on December 10, 2019 and the public comment period ended January 10, 2020. Click here to see the presentation.

Community input and comments are always welcome. Please go to the Contacts page to comment and/or sign up to be notified of future public meetings.


Update: November 19, 2019

SAVE THE DATE 
Public Information Center (PIC) Meeting Notice – Afternoon and Evening Sessions

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (brief presentation at 2:30 p.m.)
Place: Newark Public Library, LGBTQ Center & Newark Library Resource Center
5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (brief presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Place: Harrison High School Library
401 Kingsland Avenue, Harrison, NJ

The purpose of the Public Information Center meeting is to inform the public of the Purpose and Need Statement and to solicit public input and comment on the conceptual alternatives and the Preliminary Preferred Alternative (PPA) for bridge improvements. All members of the general public are invited and encouraged to comment on the study.

For more information, please click on the following documents:


Update: September, 2019

The Project Team has received concurrence from the cooperating and permitting agencies to progress with a recommended Preliminary Preferred Alternative and will schedule meetings with local officials  (Fall 2019) and public meetings (Fall 2019) to obtain input on proposed bridge improvements.

Please continue to check this website for further information and updates.


Update: August 7, 2019

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has provided a preliminary review of the navigational survey results.

Click here to view the July 10, 2019 letter. Although the letter references three (3) bridges, each project is independent of the others.
Please continue to check this website for further information and updates.


Update: April 10, 2018

United States Coast Guard (USCG) has extended the Public Comment Period to Monday, April 23, 2018. Everyone is welcome to submit comments regarding the Bridge Street Bridge:

Please see the USCG Public Notice 1-161: PASSAIC RIVER BRIDGES

Comments will be received at the Office of the Commander (dpb), First Coast Guard District, Battery Park Building, 1 South Street, New York, NY 10004-1466 through April, 23, 2018.


Update: March 15, 2018

United States Coast Guard (USCG) has posted a Public Notice on their website and you are welcome to submit comments regarding the Bridge Street Bridge:

Please see the USCG Public Notice 1-161: PASSAIC RIVER BRIDGES

Comments will be received at the Office of the Commander (dpb), First Coast Guard District,
Battery Park Building, 1 South Street, New York, NY 10004-1466 through April 9, 2018.



The County of Essex and the County of Hudson with the cooperating agencies of NJTPA and NJDOT in an effort to keep the community and general public informed of current progress on the Bridge Street Bridge LCD Study has developed this list of announcements:

  • Received U.S. Coast Guard Letter
  • Finalize Comparison of Conceptual Alternatives Matrix
  • Identify Recommended Preliminary Preferred Alternative (PPA)
  • Conduct Local Officials Meetings & Public Information Center Meeting No. 2
  • Obtain Resolutions of Support by Municipalities and Counties
  • Complete CD Documentation
  • Receive concurrence on PPA from Agencies (FHWA, NJTPA, NJDOT)

Upcoming Meetings

PIC meeting sessions were held in December 2019. Meetings are completed for the LCD Study Phase.