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Posted Monday, September 3rd, 2018


Morris County, in coordination with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and New Jersey Department of Transportation, is planning improvements to the Columbia Turnpike Bridge in Florham Park and the Valley Road Bridge in Long Hill and Bernards Township.

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

Columbia Turnpike Bridge

Columbia Turnpike Bridge

Public information sessions to update the public on the objective, status and schedule of each project are set for Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Morris Township, for the Columbia Turnpike project; and Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Bernards Township, for the Valley Road bridge project.

In addition, the Public Information Centers also will provide an opportunity for residents to comment on potential improvements developed as part of this study.

“We again urge our area residents to attend these information sessions so they can learn, first-hand about this proposed work 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 http://www.columbiaturnpikebridge.com/.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 11
  • Time: 5:30–8 p.m. – Open House and 6 p.m. Presentation
  • Location: Hyatt House hotel, (for GPS) 194 Park Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey 07960

*Hyatt House is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Written comments will be accepted through Oct. 11.  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].

Comments also may be sent through the project website at http://www.columbiaturnpikebridge.com/contact/

photo of Valley Road Bridge

Valley Road Bridge


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 http://www.valleyroadbridgenj.com/

  • Date: Wednesday, Sept. 12
  • Time: 5:30– 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 Oct. 12.  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]

Comments also may be sent through the project website at http://www.valleyroadbridgenj.com/contact/