Public Information Center Meeting Notice

The City of Newark, in cooperation with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration, will be hosting a Public Information Center meeting to inform local residents, organizations, businesses and the general public regarding the Local Concept Development Study for the Central Avenue Bridge over the City Subway (NJ Transit Light Rail) located along Central Avenue between Duryea Street and Jay Street in the City of Newark.

The purpose of the Public Information Center meeting is to inform the public of the Purpose and Need Statement and to solicit public input on the conceptual alternatives and Preliminary Preferred Alternative (PPA) for bridge improvements. The meeting is being conducted in conformance with Federal and State regulations. The public is invited and encouraged to comment on the study. All members of the general public are welcome to attend this open house format meeting.

Date:      Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time:      6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  (brief presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Place:     Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Annex Building 4th floor
                268 MLK Boulevard, Newark, NJ
Parking:  Free parking is available – enter at Main Entrance off MLK Boulevard

Snow Date: Monday, February 26, 2018 (same location and time)

We look forward to seeing you at the public meeting.

Geotechnical Boring Program

The Central Avenue Bridge geotechnical boring program will begin Wednesday, July 5th and should be complete before July 14th, weather permitting. Work is expected to be completed during daytime hours, and traffic is expected to remain open in both directions on Central Avenue. Alternating traffic may be necessary at times on Hudson Street to accommodate work vehicles. The work being performed is part of the current Local Concept Development Bridge Study. The borings will help obtain information on the physical properties of subsurface soil and rock around the bridge. That information will contribute to discussions about future redesign or repair considerations.

Next Meeting

The first Public Information Center (PIC) will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017.

 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
(Presentation at 5:00)
154 Summit Street, Room 240
Newark, NJ

We hope to see you at the meeting!