Ocean County is committed to developing transportation improvements that best balance transportation needs, the environment, community concerns and cost. As part of the Community Outreach effort, numerous meetings will be held to share project information and obtain input.

Upcoming Meetings

Anticipated Meeting Schedule

Meeting Time-frame Agenda
Local Officials Briefing No. 1 Date:

June 23, 2020

Time:

11:00 AM

Location:

Virtual Meeting

  • Present project status and schedule
  • Review goals and objectives
  • Identify issues and concerns
  • Review project materials
  • Community Stakeholder meeting preparations
Public Information Center (PIC) No. 1

Purpose & Need (P&N) Statement

Date:

September 24, 2020

Time:

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location:

Virtual Meeting

  • Present project information
  • Present project history, status, studies and website
  • Inform residents on how to get involved in the project process
  • Obtain input for project Purpose and Need and provide information for public comment

Meeting Recording

  • Public Comment period (September 24 – September 31)
Local Officials Briefing No. 2

Conceptual Alternatives

Date:

March 22, 2021

Time:

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location:

Virtual Meeting

  • Obtain input on conceptual improvement alternatives
  • Community Stakeholder meeting preparation
Stakeholder Meeting Date:

October 30, 2020

Time:

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location:

Virtual Meeting

  • Present and obtain input on developed conceptual alternatives
  • Obtain public comments via printed comment forms
Public Information Center No. 2

(Conceptual Alternatives – Public Information Center)

Date:

April 8, 2021

Time:

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location:

Virtual Meeting

  • Present conceptual improvement alternatives
  • Obtain public comments via Question Box, email, written comment

Meeting Recording

  • Public Comment Period (April 9 – April 15)
Local Officials Briefing No. 3

(Resolutions of Support)

TBD
  • Provide feedback on PIC Meetings and written comments received
  • Obtain Resolution of Support for PPA

Preliminary Preferred Alternative (PPA)

Ways to Get Involved

Community Outreach Meetings

Public meetings are good way to make your voice heard and insure a successful project further down the road. If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can keep tabs on new project developments by visiting this website and reviewing the meeting minutes and PowerPoint presentation.

Questions, Comments or Suggestions

We encourages community members to voice their concerns and contribute suggestions to the Project Team. For questions or comments, please fill in the public comment form or contact the project team directly.

 

Community involvement is a vital part of the project. We encourage you to follow and provide input on improvements to the bridge as an important transportation link for the local communities and the region.

The County of Morris in cooperation with NJTPA and NJDOT recognize that community participation is an integral part of all stages of projects. A Public Action Plan (PAP) was developed for the project as a framework to accomplish open, proactive and productive community and stakeholder discussions. Local officials, community stakeholders, agency representatives, and the general public will have an opportunity to provide comments and questions for consideration throughout the project development process. Our community outreach strategies include the following:

  • Host outreach meetings including local officials briefings, community stakeholder meetings, and public information centers
  • Communicate meeting announcement alerts and project information through social media and mailings
  • Provide regular updates to the project website, including study progress reports and other outreach materials
  • Work with elected officials, local governments, first-responders, and the media
  • Address inquiries from interested parties
Update

The Toms River Waterfront and Surrounding Area Local Concept Development phase of the project has concluded. This website will serve to document the process, materials, and results of the aforementioned phase of the project.

STAY TUNED --

A new project website is currently under construction to provide up-to-date information on the next phases of the Toms River Downtown Road project. The next phases of the project were initiated at the conclusion of the previous phase of the project.

Sincerely,

Toms River Township

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