Public information Center (PIC) documents available for review

The online Public Information Center (PIC) meeting was held on Thursday, April 25, 2024. The PIC presentation and meeting recording are available to view. A meeting summary report will be posted soon.

Please submit comments by Friday, May 31, 2024. Comments may be submitted in any of the following ways:

Mail: Madelyn Artiles
City of Newark Project Manager
Division of Traffic and Signals
255 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103

E-mail: centralavenuebridge@gmail.com

Online: www.centralavenuebridge.com

Online Public Information Center for the Local Preliminary Engineering (LPE) Phase

The purpose of the Public Information Center (PIC) meeting is to inform the public of the project status and schedule, present the preliminary engineering design plans and refinements to the Preliminary Preferred Alternative (PPA) established during the Local Concept Development study phase, and to solicit public input on the bridge replacement. The meeting is open to all members of the public.

Date:      Thursday, April 25, 2024

Time:      6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Place:     Online via Microsoft Teams at https://tinyurl.com/CentralAve-Bridge

Or call in (audio only): 1-412-634-6334   Phone conference ID: 201 807 272#

For more information, please click on the following documents:

Meetings

Community Stakeholders Meeting No. 1 for the Local Preliminary Engineering phase was held on March 26, 2024. The presentation slides from the meeting are available to view. A meeting summary report will be posted soon.

The City of Newark, Essex County and the Project Team appreciate the input received during the LCD Study. We look forward to continuing to work with the City of Newark community on this important bridge replacement project.

The City of Newark will schedule an online Community Stakeholders Meeting in early 2024 for the Central Avenue Bridge Replacement over the City Subway Project.

Community Stakeholders Meeting No. 1

Date:        To be determined (Early 2024)

Time:        2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Estimated 2 hr duration)

Location:  Online via Teams (RSVP wil be required to receive meeting link)

Please check the project website regularly for further information.  The Community Stakeholders Meeting notice will post at least two weeks in advance of the meeting date.

If you have questions, comments or would like to attend future outreach meetings, please email us at: centralavenuebridge@gmail.com

The County of Newark will schedule an online Community Stakeholders Meeting in early 2024 for the Central Avenue Bridge Replacement over the City Subway Project.

Community Stakeholders Meeting No. 1

Date:        To be determined (Early 2024)

Time:        2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Estimated 2 hr duration)

Location:  Online via Teams (RSVP will be required to receive meeting link)

The City of Newark, Essex County and the Project Team appreciate the input received during the LCD Study. We look forward to continuing to work with the City of Newark community on this important bridge replacement project.

Please check back in the new year for further information.  The Community Stakeholders Meeting notice will post at least two weeks in advance of the meeting date.

If you have questions, comments or would like to attend future outreach meetings, please email us at: centralavenuebridge@gmail.com

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)
NJIT CAMPUS CENTER
154 Summit Street, Room 240
Newark, NJ

We hope to see you at the meeting!