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Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Morris and Somerset counties will host their third and final Public Information Centers about planned improvements to the 90-year-old Valley Road Bridge in Long Hill and Bernards Township at their respective township committee meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 9 and Tuesday, Jan. 15.

photo pof the Valley Road Bridge with a car approaching

Valley Road Bridge

Informational tables will be set up in both town halls during those meetings, with consultants on hand to discuss the proposed project. Study team members also will make a formal presentation at the Jan. 9 session on Long Hill.

The purpose of these final Information Sessions is to inform the public about the conceptual plan for a Preliminary Preferred Alternative. The goal of the project is to address structural deficiencies of the bridge and increase safety for motorists.

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.

The two counties and their partners, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and the New Jersey Department of Transportation, have been conducting a study to determine appropriate improvements to the Valley Road Bridge.

Long Hill Township

  • Date:               Wednesday, Jan. 9
  • Time:              6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Location:      Long Hill Municipal Building ,  915 Valley Road, Gillette, N.J. 07933

Bernards Township

  • Date:              Tuesday, Jan. 15
  • Time:              6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Location:       Bernards Township Municipal Building, 1 Collyer Lane, Bernards   Township, N.J. 07920

For more information about the Valley Road Bridge Local Concept Development Study, visit or on  Twitter: @valleyrdbridge

Also, contact:  Brian Maurer, Principal Bridge Engineer, Somerset County Department of Public Works, Division of Engineering, Bridge Section, 20 Grove Street, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, New Jersey, 08876
Telephone: 908-203-6021 or email: [email protected]

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