Ocean County and the cooperating agencies of NJTPA and NJDOT are committed to developing transportation improvements that best balance transportation needs, the environment, community concerns and cost. As part of the Community Outreach effort, numerous meetings will be held to share project information and obtain input.

Upcoming Meetings

Anticipated Meeting Schedule

Meeting Time-frame Agenda
Local Officials Briefing No. 1 (Kickoff) Date:

December 6, 2018

Time:

10:00am

Location:

Ocean County Engineering Department

  • Present project status and schedule
  • Review goals and objectives
  • Identify issues and concerns
  • Review project portfolio materials
  • Community Stakeholder meeting preparations
Stakeholder Meeting No. 1

Purpose & Need (P&N) Statement

Date:

February 21, 2019

Time:

2:00-4:00pm

Location:

Ocean County Library (Toms River branch) in Mancini Hall

  • Present project information
  • Present project history, status, studies and concepts via display boards
  • Obtain input for project Purpose and Need and provide print and web comment forms
Public Information Center (PIC) No. 1

Purpose & Need (P&N) Statement

Click HERE to view the presentation. 

Click HERE to view the boards.

Date:

May 6, 2019

Time:

4:00-7:00pm

Location:

Toms River Municipal Building, 33 Washington Street, Toms River (Hirschblond Meeting Room)

NOTE: The meeting will be held at the Toms River Township Hall due to the anticipated number of participants. A location closer to the project area was not available that could accommodate both parking and the number of attendees.

  • Present project information
  • Present project history, status, studies and concepts via display boards
  • Obtain input for project Purpose and Need and provide print and web comment forms
Local Officials Briefing No. 2

Conceptual Alternatives

Date:

May 16, 2019

Time:

10:00am

Location:

Ocean County Engineer’s Office

  • Obtain input on conceptual improvement alternatives
  • Community Stakeholder meeting preparation
Stakeholder Meeting. No. 2 Date:

June 20, 2019

Time:

4:30-6:30pm

Location:

Ocean County Library (Toms River branch) in Mancini Hall

  • Present and obtain input on developed conceptual alternatives
  • Obtain public comments via printed comment forms
Public Information Center No. 2

(Conceptual Alternatives – Public Information Center)

Click HERE to view the boards.

Click HERE to view the presentation.

Date:

July 29, 2019

Time:

4:00-7:00pm

Presentation:

4:30pm

Location:

Ocean County Library (Toms River branch) in Mancini Hall

NOTE: The meeting will be held at the library due to the anticipated number of participants. A location closer to the project area was not available that could accommodate both parking and the number of attendees.

  • Present conceptual improvement alternatives
  • Obtain public comments via printed comment forms
Local Officials Briefing No. 3

(Resolutions of Support)

TBD
  • Provide feedback on PIC Meetings and written comments received
  • Obtain Resolution of Support for PPA

Ways to Get Involved

Community Outreach Meetings

Public meetings are good way to make your voice heard and insure a successful project further down the road. If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can keep tabs on new project developments by visiting this website and reviewing the meeting minutes and PowerPoint presentation.

Questions, Comments or Suggestions

We encourages community members to voice their concerns and contribute suggestions to the Project Team. For questions or comments, please fill in the public comment form or contact the project team directly.

 

Community involvement is a vital part of the project. We encourage you to follow and provide input on improvements to the bridge as an important transportation link for the local communities and the region.

The County of Morris in cooperation with NJTPA and NJDOT recognize that community participation is an integral part of all stages of projects. A Public Action Plan (PAP) was developed for the project as a framework to accomplish open, proactive and productive community and stakeholder discussions. Local officials, community stakeholders, agency representatives, and the general public will have an opportunity to provide comments and questions for consideration throughout the project development process. Our community outreach strategies include the following:

  • Host outreach meetings including local officials briefings, community stakeholder meetings, and public information centers
  • Communicate meeting announcement alerts and project information through social media and mailings
  • Provide regular updates to the project website, including study progress reports and other outreach materials
  • Work with elected officials, local governments, first-responders, and the media
  • Address inquiries from interested parties