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Posted Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Important Note: Long Hill Session Postponed to June 7

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.

Key Information Sessions in May and June for Bridge Projects in Florham Park and Long Hill

Deterioration in deck under the Valley Road bridge

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

Public information sessions are set for Wednesday, May 9, in Florham Park, for the Columbia Turnpike project; and Thursday, June 7, in Bernards Township, for the Valley Road bridge project.

Note: The date for the Valley Road briefing has changed from its original May 10 date.

The purpose of the Public Information Centers for both projects is to inform the public about the study objectives, status and schedule. In addition, the Public Information Centers also will provide an opportunity to identify concerns and obtain input on the study’s draft purpose and need statement.

“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.


The low-lying bridge on Columbia Turnpike (County Route 510), adjacent to the Morristown Airport runways, runs over the Black Brook in Florham Park.

Keep up with this project at

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Time: 6–8 p.m. – Open House and 6:30 p.m. Presentation
  • Location: Florham Park Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 111 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

*Borough of Florham Park Municipal Building is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Written comments will be accepted through June 1, 2018.  Comments may be mailed or emailed to: Meghan M. Paccione, Senior Engineer – Bridges, Morris County Dept. of Public Works, Division of Engineering and Transportation, P.O. Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07960. Email: [email protected].


The two-lane bridge on Valley Road (County Route 512) runs over the Passaic River, connecting Bernards Township in Somerset County and Long Hill in Morris County. Keep up with this project at

  • Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Time: 5– 8 p.m. (Open house format), 6 p.m. Presentation
  • Location: Bernards Township Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 1 Collyer Lane, Bernards Township, NJ 07920

*Bernards Township Municipal Building is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Written comments will be accepted through July 7, 2018.  Comments may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to: Brian W. Maurer, P.E., Principal Bridge Engineer, Somerset County Division of Engineering, Bridge Section, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, N.J. 08876. Fax No.: 908-231-7170. Email: [email protected]