UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County officials have reacted to Governor Chris Christie's executive order that has shutdown of transportation projects statewide, among them the Morris Avenue Bridge project which saw work halted July 8.

The county served a notice of claim against the New Jersey Department of Transportation, due to the continued shutdown of five road and bridge projects resulting from Governor Chris Christie’s Executive Order No. 210. The executive order halted work on projects funded by the Transportation Trust Fund Authority throughout the state.

Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen said, “Union County has taken this initial step in order to try to protect our residents and businesses from the disruptive consequences of Executive Order No. 210. Again, I urge Governor Christie to work with the Legislature to provide sufficient funding for the Transportation Trust Fund, and bring this period of delay and uncertainty to a swift closure.”