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Thank you to everyone who submitted comments. The Public Information Center Meeting for the Conceptual Alternatives Public Comment Period has ended as of Friday August 4, 2017, however public input on the Oceanic Bridge project is welcome at any time during the Local Concept Development Study.
The next Public Information Center Meeting is anticipated this coming winter.
Thank you again for your interest and participation in this important transportation improvement project.
Oceanic Bridge Study Team
New documents are available to view on the Oceanic Bridge website:
Purpose & Need Statement under the “Resources” tab.
Public Information Center (PIC) Meeting No. 2 Notice under the “Community Involvement – Activities to Date” tab.
As always, questions and comments can be submitted through the project email, MonmouthCountyOceanicBridge@gmail.com.
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.
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 MonmouthCountyOceanicBridge@gmail.com or the County Project Manager Inkyung Englehart at Inkyung.Englehart@co.monmouth.nj.us.
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, MonmouthCountyOceanicBridge@gmail.com.
In addition, you will find the following new or updated resources on the project website:
- An expanded FAQ page.
- Updated Glossary and Links.
- Updated Community Involvement page with information on activities to date.
- Community Outreach documents, such as PowerPoint Presentations, Project Team List, Community & Stakeholder List, and the PIC Blank Comment Form.
- Project documents such as Project Information Sheet, Project Location Map, Environmental Constraints Map, and Navigational Channel Map.
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.
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.
Tell us how you use the bridge! The Community Input Survey is a quick and easy way to lend your voice.
The survey will remain open until Friday, November 25, 2016.