Morris County Seeks Input On Bridge Repairs

Morris County, in coordination with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and New Jersey Department of Transportation, is conducting studies to determine improvements needed for the Columbia Turnpike Bridge in Florham Park and the Valley Road Bridge in Long Hill and Bernards Township, at the Morris and Somerset counties’ border.

The goals of each project are to address structural deficiencies of the 90-year-old bridges and increase safety for motorists.

Briefings are planned next week for officials from towns that would affected by construction projects at each location. Public information sessions will be held on Wednesday, May 9, in Florham Park, for the Columbia Turnpike project; and Thursday, May 10, in Bernards Township, for the Valley Road bridge project.

“We urge area residents to attend these information sessions so they can learn, first-hand, proposals for these bridges, and to offer their advice to the professionals who are working on these projects,” said Morris County Freeholder John Cesaro, who is the county governing board’s liaison on road and bridge projects.
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