Community Involvement – Activities to Date

The City of Newark, in cooperation with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), and County of Essex recognize that community participation is an integral part of all stages of a project; therefore a comprehensive Public Involvement Action Plan (PIAP) has been developed for this project.  An outreach program has been developed for the Local Concept Development (LCD) Study phase of the project to include local officials, community stakeholders, agency representatives, and the general public in the transportation improvement development process for the Central Avenue Bridge.

For more ways to get involved or contribute, visit our get involved!  page.


Community Outreach Strategies include:

  • Public Involvement Action Plan (PIAP)
  • Local Officials Meetings
  • Community Stakeholders Meetings
  • Public Information Center Meetings
  • Project Specific Website
  • Project Information Handouts, Project Portfolios and Mailings


Community Outreach Documents:


Local Officials Meetings:

  • Local Officials Meeting No. 1 – 8/16/16, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Newark City Hall and on 10/14/16, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Essex County Department of Public Works
  • Local Officials Meeting No. 2 – 12/14/17, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority


Community Stakeholder Meetings:

  • Community Stakeholder Meeting No. 1 – 2/21/17, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM at Philips Academy Charter School, Newark
  • Community Stakeholder Meeting No. 2 – 9/28/17, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at New Hope Baptist Church, Newark


Public Information Centers:

  • Public Information Center No. 1 – 3/20/17, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at New Jersey Institute of Technology Campus Center, Newark
  • Public Information Center No. 2 – 2/22/18, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at St. Michael’s Medical Center Annex Building, Newark

More information will be posted on the announcements page as it becomes available.