Public Information Session Set For Repair of Al’s Brook Bridge on New Brunswick Road

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The Somerset County engineering department wants township residents’ input on how the bridge that crosses Al’s Brook on New Brunswick Road should be repaired.

Township residents are invited to give their input on how the Al’s Brook bridge on New Brunswick Road should be repaired in a public information session from 5-8 p.m. May 29 at the municipal building, 475 DeMott Lane.

The bridge, officially known as Bridge K0607,is located between Cedar Grove Lane and Willow Avenue.

Recent inspections of the bridge have classified it as “structurally deficient,” according to a press release on the session.

“Temporary shoring has been put in place to make it safe, but plans need to be developed for either the long-term restoration or replacement of this structurally deficient bridge,” Somerset County Freeholder Patricia Walsh, public works liaison, said in the release. “We encourage interested citizens to attend the meeting and provide input for a Local Concept Development Study about restoration alternatives.”

Restoration factors to be considered include impact on the environment, right-of-way, traffic, access and utilities, the release said.

Coordinated by Somerset County, in cooperation with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the Local Concept Development Study is being funded by the federal government with oversight by the Federal Highway Administration in accordance with the Federal National Environmental Policy Act and in compliance with the NJTPA’s Local Capital Project Delivery Program, according to the release.

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