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 Timeframe 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

Date:

May 6, 2019

Time:

4:00-7:00pm

Location:

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

  • 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:

Spring 2019

Time:

TBD

Presentation:

TBD

Location:

TBD

 

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

Summer 2019

Time:

TBD

Presentation:

TBD

Location:

Toms River

 

  • Present and obtain input on developed conceptual alternatives
Public Information Center No. 2

(Conceptual Alternatives – Public Information Center)

Date:

Summer 2019

Time:

Toms River

Presentation:

TBD

Location:

TBD

 

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

(Public Information Center – Resolution 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