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Local Capital Project Delivery

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Local Capital Project Delivery (LCPD) Program is a competitive program which provides funding to NJTPA subregions—the 15 city and county members of the NJTPA—to prepare proposed transportation projects for eventual construction with federal funding. This preparation involves completing the multi-step Capital Project Delivery Process which was developed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). This process is designed to streamline project development and provide a common and consistent framework for federally funded projects at the local, regional and state level.

two pictures of bridgesThe initial phase of work in the LCPD program is the Concept Development Phase in which sponsors identify and compare reasonable alternatives and strategies that address the purpose and need statement and select a preliminary preferred alternative (PPA). Once a concept development report is completed, the Interagency Review Committee (IRC) will determine whether or not the project can be advanced to the next phase.

The next phase is normally the Preliminary Engineering Phase in which projects will be further developed and refined to a level of detail necessary to secure the approval of the environmental document, also known as the NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) document.

This work enables a project to be considered for inclusion in the NJTPA’s annual Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Projects must be included in the TIP to receive federal funding for final design, right-of-way acquisition and construction. Once federal funding through the TIP is obtained, subregions oversee these final phases of work to implement the project.

The NJTPA Board of Trustees approved funding five new Concept Development Phase studies in Fiscal Year 2020, which began July 1, at its September 9, 2019 meeting. Links to fact sheets and posters are here.

For questions regarding this program, please contact either:

Sarbjit Kahlon
Principal Planner, Project Manager
973-639-8419
[email protected]
 
Sascha Frimpong
Director, Local Programs and Project Development
973-639-8422
[email protected]

 

Current Projects & Studies
  • John F. Kennedy Boulevard Corridor Improvements (Hudson County)
    The Local Concept Development Study analyzed safety issues for all users at each intersection from Pavonia Avenue to St. Paul's Avenue along John F. Kennedy Boulevard, and also looked at the entire corridor. This study was completed in 2022.
  • Bridge Street Bridge (Essex & Hudson Counties)
    The bridge over the Passaic River, which connects Newark and Harrison, is over 100 years old and has structural and functional limitations that don't meet today's design standards. The counties are working with the municipalities to determine what bridge improvements are possible. 
  • Central Avenue Bridge (City of Newark)
    The Central Avenue Bridge carries vehicular traffic over the Newark Subway. A number of safety concerns related to the bridge deck, superstructure and substructure have been identified. Central Avenue is a heavily traveled road connecting commuters and city residents to I-280, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University and Newark’s Central Business District. The city is exploring options for addressing the bridge’s poor condition. 
  • Chadwick Beach Island Bridge (Ocean County)
    The Chadwick Beach Island Bridge is the only entry and exit point for residents of the more than 300 properties on Chadwick Beach Island. It carries traffic across the Barnegat Bay in Toms River. The timber bulkheads and load-bearing piles are deteriorating and need to be replaced. This project will study alternatives for replacing or rehabilitating the bridge. 
  • Clay Street Bridge (Essex & Hudson Counties)
    The bridge, which connects the City of Newark and Borough of East Newark over the Passaic River, opened in 1908 and has structural and functional limitations that don't meet today's design standards. The Local Concept Development Study was completed and the project advanced to Preliminary Engineering in 2020.
  • Columbia Turnpike Bridge (Morris County)
    The Columbia Turnpike Bridge carries traffic over the Black Brook in Florham Park. Nearly 90 years old, the bridge is in poor condition and has structural and functional limitations.
  • Corlies Avenue Bridge (Monmouth County)
    The Local Concept Development Study identified and compared options for the 1941 bridge, which spans Deal Lake in the Borough of Allenhurst and Township of Ocean. The study was completed in Spring 2022. The next phase of the project is Local Preliminary Engineering, which is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2023. 
  • County Route 3 Corridor Improvements from Devon Drive to Kensington Drive (Monmouth County)

    This corridor experiences heavy congestion and rear-end crashes due to limited roadway width. This study will look at congestion and safety improvements for all roadway users along the CR 3 corridor in Manalapan Township.

  • East Anderson Street Bridge (Bergen County)
    The Local Concept Development Study explored options for replacing or rehabilitating the East Anderson Street Bridge, which carries traffic over the Hackensack River and connects the City of Hackensack and Township of Teaneck. The study was completed and this project advanced to the Local Preliminary Engineering Phase as of Spring 2022. 
  • East Main Street Bridge (Morris County)
    The Local Concept Development Study compared options for the East Main Street Bridge in Rockaway Borough. 
    The study was completed in Spring 2022. The next phase of the project is Local Preliminary Engineering, which is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2023. 
  • Easton Avenue (CR 527) Safety Improvement (Somerset County)
    This study will look at safety improvements for all roadway users along the Easton Avenue Corridor in Franklin Township.
  • Great Road Bridge (Somerset County)
    The Local Concept Development Study identified and compared options for the Great Road (County Route 601) bridge over Bedens Brook in Montgomery Township. The study was completed in 2021. 
  • Kennedy Boulevard (CR 6) and County Line Road (CR 526) Congestion Mitigation (Ocean County)
    These Corridors experience heavy congestion, particularly during the AM and PM peak hours. The heavy traffic volumes create unsafe conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists along these corridors. This study will look at congestion and safety improvements for all roadway users along these corridors in Lakewood Township.
  • Kingsland Avenue Bridge (Bergen & Essex Counties)
    The Local Concept Development Study explored options for the Kingsland Avenue Bridge, which connects Lyndhurst and Nutley over the Passaic River. This study was completed in 2020 and is advancing to the Local Preliminary Engineering Phase using federal funding. 
  • Lenape Island Road Bridge over Indian Lake (Morris County)
    This study will identify and compare options for replacing or rehabilitating the Lenape Island Road Bridge in Denville Township. The bridge, constructed in 1966, is structurally deficient.
  • Main Avenue Corridor Improvements (Passaic County)
    The Local Concept Development Study explored implementing a complete streets plan along Main Avenue in the City of Passaic to improve safety for all roadway users, expand the opportunity for economic development in the Passaic Central Business District and relieve congestion. This study was completed in 2021.
  • Manhattan Avenue Wall (Hudson County)
    The Local Concept Development Study explored alternatives for addressing issues with the stone masonry retaining wall along the west side of Manhattan Avenue in Union City. The study was completed in 2019.
  • Martin Luther King Avenue Bridge (Morris County)
    The Local Concept Development Study explored options for the Martin Luther King Avenue Bridge, which crosses the Whippany River in Morristown. This study was completed in 2019.
  • Meadowlands Parkway Bridge (Hudson County)
    The Local Concept Development Study explored options for the Meadowlands Parkway Bridge, which carries traffic over the Norfolk Southern rail lines in the Town of Secaucus.  This study was completed in 2022 and the project is advancing to the Local Preliminary Engineering phase.
  • Oceanic Bridge (Monmouth County)
    The Local Concept Development Study explored options for the Occeanic Bridge over the Navesink River, which connects Rumson and Middletown. The study was completed in 2021 and the project advanced to the Local Preliminary Engineering Phase.
     
  • Old Bridge-Matawan Road Bridge (Middlesex & Monmouth Counties)
    The Local Concept Development Study identified and compared options for replacing or rehabilitating the Old Bridge-Matawan Road bridge, which crosses Lake Lefferts in Old Bridge Township, Matawan Borough and Aberdeen Township. This study was completed in 2022. The next phase of design is Local Preliminary Engineering, which is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2023.
  • Oradell Avenue Bridge (Bergen County)
    The Local Concept Development Study will identified and compared options for the Oradell Avenue Bridge, which is located just south of the Oradell Reservoir in the Borough of Oradell. This study was completed in 2022.
  • Picket Place Bridge (Somerset County)
    The Local Concept Development Study investigated options for the Picket Place Bridge, which crosses the South Branch of the Raritan River in Branchburg and Hillsborough Townships. This study was compelted in 2019.
  • Sixth Avenue Bridge (Passaic County)
    The Local Concept Development Study expored options for Sixth Avenue Bridge, which crosses the Passaic River connecting Paterson, Prospect Park and Hawthorne.
  • South Front Street Bridge (Union County)
    The Local Concept Development Study explored options for the South Front Street Bridge over the Elizabeth River in the City of Elizabeth. This study was completed.
  • Valley Road Bridge (Somerset & Morris Counties)
    The Local Concept Development Study explored options for the Valley Road Bridge, which carries traffic over the Passaic River and connects Bernards Township in Somerset County with Long Hill Township in Morris County. This study was completed ini 2019.