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Route 183 Bridge over NJ Transit and Netcong Circle Replacement Projects


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Between 1999 and 2001, during the Scope Development and Feasibility Assessment (FA) Phase of the project, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) held three scope team meetings and five meetings with Netcong Borough officials. A "Resolution of Support" (pdf 52k) for the Initially Preferred Alternative (IPA) was adopted by the Borough of Netcong on June 14, 2001. Further concerns surfaced subsequent to the Public Information Center (PIC) regarding this IPA, including:

  • the relatively straight alignment proposed for Route 183 would encourage speeding, and
  • the proposed realignment of Route 183 east of its current location north of the bridge would require demolition of at least one of two small apartment buildings

NJDOT prepared an update of this proposal which retained a reverse-curve alignment along Route 183 approximating that of existing southbound. One condition of this refined IPA was that since the alignment of Route 183 across the New Jersey Transit (NJT) railroad bridge was retained, the bridge could not be replaced in stages and would need to be closed during its construction. This IPA was presented to Borough officials for their input on July 13, 2004. A later briefing was held with them on June 2, 2005 to present a more detailed version, which was well received and generally considered by Borough officials to be an improvement on the previous IPA. A third PIC presenting the refined IPA (pdf 2.7m) was held on January 26, 2006. Positive comments were received and the refined IPA was used as the basis for design.

The above files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from the state Adobe Access page, to view the files.

 
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