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Community Outreach

NJDOT develops transportation improvements that balance transportation needs, the environment, community concerns and costs. One of the more critical elements related to the success of a project is the relationship that NJDOT develops with the community at meetings and pre-construction public information centers. All citizens, local officials and businesses are encouraged to interact with NJDOT representatives.

The Route 17/Essex Street project meetings and public information centers include:


  • Midland School Officials, Rochelle Park (7.12.07)
  • Local businesses (5.31.07)
  • Bergen County Administration and County Freeholders (4.11.07)
  • Hackensack Medical Center (3.22.07)
  • Garden State Plaza (3.22.07)
  • Emergency Response Units (Police, Fire, Ambulance) from county and surrounding towns (2.07.07)
  • Bergen County Engineers and Planning Offices (design of county facilities:roads & traffic signals)
  • United States Army Corps Engineers (Maywood Superfund Site)
  • County and Local Officials (posted detour routes)
  • New Jersey Transit (bus routes)
  • Various Utility Companies (temporary and permanent utility relocations)
  • NJ Division of Military of Veterans Affairs (the NJ National Guard facility)
  • The United States Army (US Army Reserves Center)
  • The Bank of New York and Joseph L. Muscarelle, Inc. (shared access)
  • The Borough of Lodi (proposed municipal parking lot)

Public Information Center

  • Maywood Library (7.30.07)
  • Maywood Library (12.18.06)
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