SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Next month, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will be holding a meeting at the Springfield Municipal Building to address the Morris Avenue Bridge project.

The meeting is scheduled to take place on Jan. 14, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. At hand is the issue of the Route 82 bridge, spanning the border between Springfield and Union on Morris Avenue. The bridge is aging, and NJDOT officials are looking to replace it.

As of yet, no set date has been announced for the start of the project. In order to properly hear from those who may be impacted by any and all upcoming construction, the NJDOT will hold the forum in order to hear from residents.

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Residents may address their comments in public at the meeting, or emailing Megan Fackler in the NJDOT Office of Government and Community Relations at Megan.Fackler@dot.nj.gov. Mail regarding the project may also be sent to the following address:

Megan Fackler

Office of Government & Community Relations

New Jersey Department of Transportation

P.O. Box 600 Trenton, NJ 08625-0600

The boundary limits of the upcoming project will run from Marion Avenue in Springfield to Spruce Avenue in Union. The NJDOT is looking to use Accelerated Bridge Construction to shorten the amount of time the road will need to be closed to construct the bridge.

At the moment, the estimate is for an eight-week closure on that stretch of roadway during the bridge replacement, with the roadway closed to all traffic. Detours will be posted during construction. The project will also include traffic signal modifications and upgrades to improve the flow of traffic along the detour routes.