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Posted Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Morris and Somerset counties, in coordination with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and New Jersey Department of Transportation, are conducting a study to determine appropriate improvements for the Valley Road Bridge, which connects Long Hill and Bernards Township in Morris and Somerset counties’ border.

photo of Valley Road Bridge

Valley Road Bridge

The goals of the project is to address structural deficiencies of the 90-year-old bridge and increase safety for motorists.

The first of three Public Information Centers for the Valley Road bridge project is set for Thursday, June 7, at the Bernards Township municipal building.

John Cesaro

Freeholder John Cesaro

The purpose of the Public Information Centers is to inform the public about the study objectives, status of the study, and the study 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, who is the board’s liaison on road and bridge projects.


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, and Somerset County Division of Engineering, Bridge Section, and P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, N.J. 08876. Fax No.: 908-231-7170. Email: [email protected]