BERNARDS TWP., - The Valley Road Bridge is 90 years old, and safety enhancements are coming.

The first of three Public Information Centers for the Valley Road bridge project is set for Thursday, June 7, at the Bernards Township municipal building.

Morris and Somerset counties, in coordination with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and New Jersey Department of Transportation, are conducting a study to assess needed improvements for the Valley Road Bridge that connects Long Hill and Bernards Township on the border of the two counties.

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The project is intended to address structural deficiencies of the 90-year-old bridge and increase safety for motorists.

The Public Information Centers present the study objectives, status of the study and the study schedule.

"We urge area residents to attend these information sessions so they can learn, first-hand, proposals for these bridges, and to offer their advice to the professionals who are working on these projects,'' said Morris County Freeholder John Cesaro, who is the board’s liaison on road and bridge projects.

The two-lane bridge on Valley Road (County Route 512) runs over the Passaic River, connecting Bernards Township in Somerset County and Long Hill in Morris County. Keep up with this project at

Date:               Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time:               5 to 8 p.m. (Open house format),    6 p.m. Presentation
Location:        Bernards Township Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 1 Collyer Lane, Bernards Township

Written comments will be accepted through July 7, 2018.  Comments may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to Brian W. Maurer, P.E., Principal Bridge Engineer, and Somerset County Division of Engineering, Bridge Section, and P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, N.J. 08876. Fax No.: 908-231-7170. Email: