POSTPONED – Public Information Center (PIC) Meetings

The upcoming Public Information Center (PIC) Meetings on Thursday, March 19, 2020 will be postponed. Please click here for the meeting postponement notice.

The public will be notified when these PIC meetings are rescheduled. Please check the Announcements page for updates. For information regarding the project status, please contact the County Project Manager, Fred Passeggio, (732) 431-7760.

Public Information Center Meeting Notice – Thursday, March 19

The next Public Information Center (PIC) meetings will be held at the following times and locations:

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (brief presentation at 2:30 p.m.)
Place: Township of Middletown Public Library, Community Room
55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, NJ

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (brief presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Place: Rumson – Fair Haven Regional High School, Cafeteria
74 Ridge Road, Rumson, NJ
(Please use Forrest Avenue for Cafeteria Entrance & Parking in back of school)

The public is invited and encouraged to comment on the project and may attend either or both meetings. For more information, please read the Pubic Information Center Meeting Notice here.

United States Coast Guard (USCG) Navigational Survey

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has completed a navigational survey pertaining to Monmouth County and New Transportation Planning Authority’s (NJTPA) submission of an application regarding the Oceanic Bridge (S-31) across the Navesink River.

Click here to view the March 25, 2019 letter from USCG to NJTPA.

Spring 2017 PIC Documents Available

New documents are available to view on the Oceanic Bridge website under the “Community Involvement – Activities to Date” tab, or here:

Public Information Center #1 – 10/26/16

 Public Information Center #2 – 6/20/2017


As always, questions and comments can be submitted through the project email,


Thank you.

Provide a Comment

Questions or comments on the Study can be emailed to or submitted here.

The next Public Information Center Meeting is anticipated this coming Spring 2018.

Thank you again for your interest and participation in this important transportation improvement project.           


Oceanic Bridge Study Team

Maritime Navigation Survey Update

The Maritime Navigation Survey is wrapping up! To date, we have provided paper copies of the Maritime Navigation Survey to marinas and yacht clubs on the Navesink River, handed out copies at the Oceanic Bridge Project public meetings, and posted a web-based version on the project website. In January, we mailed paper copies of the Survey to approximately 350 residential properties bordering the Navesink River in Middletown, Rumson, Fair Haven, and Red Bank who have not yet responded to the Survey. The goal of this mailing is to gather additional information about vessels that use the Navesink River, including vessels that are located at private docks.

If you receive a Survey in the mail and have responded previously, please disregard the mailing, or pass it along to a friend or neighbor who has not yet completed a Survey.  If you have not had a chance to take the Maritime Navigation Survey and would like to submit one, please click here to submit the Survey through the Oceanic Bridge Project website. The deadline for submissions will be Sunday, February 12, 2017.

Monmouth County Oceanic Bridge LCDS Update – Boring Program

Due recent inclement weather, the boring program will begin tonight (Tuesday January 24th) and will be completed by February 1st. One traffic lane will remain open for alternating traffic in both directions between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The work being done is geotechnical boring as part of the bridge’s current local concept development project. The borings will help obtain information on the physical properties of subsurface soil and rock around the bridge. That information will contribute to discussions about future redesign or repair considerations.  For more information, please contact the project team at or the County Project Manager Inkyung Englehart at


Website Update – PIC Comment Period Closed

The Public Information Center (PIC) Comment Period has ended, as of Friday November 25, 2016. The Community Input Survey and Purpose & Need Comment Form are now closed.

However, public input is always welcome. The Maritime Navigation Survey and a General Comment Form are both available on the website. As always, questions and comments can also be submitted through the project email,

In addition, you will find the following new or updated resources on the project website:

Next Round of Meetings

The next round of public meetings will take place in Spring 2017. The topic will be bridge alternatives.

Please check back here for additional information.

Maritime Navigation Survey

The Project Team is requesting input to verify the needs of existing and projected maritime users. If you would like to share your or your organization’s needs related to the Navesink River navigation channel, in the vicinity of the Oceanic Bridge, please complete the Maritime Navigation Survey.