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Main Street Safety Improvements in Manville

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Main Street (CR 533) Safety Improvements Between Kennedy Boulevard & Dukes Parkway
Borough of Manville

Project Description

Somerset County was awarded a grant to implement safety measures along Main Street, County Route 533, in Manville Borough. The grant utilizes Federal Aid funding to provide engineering design and construction to improve pedestrian and vehicular safety. The funding is being provided through the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s (NJTPA) Local Safety Program (LSP).  The goal of this project is to make the road safer for all roadways users, including motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists.

Main Street (CR 533) is a heavily traveled north-south urban minor arterial connecting the southern Somerset County municipalities with NJ Route 22 to the north. This is a busy commercial corridor with small businesses, two malls with large parking lots and municipal offices. The project corridor is 1.5 miles long and includes 15 intersections beginning at Dukes Parkway (CR 608) to the north and ending at Kennedy Boulevard to the south. The cross section of the roadway varies between two and five lanes with parking on both sides in many sections of the corridor. Six (6) of the intersections are signalized.

The project is now in the Final Design Phase.  Once this phase is complete, the project will undergo a federal review to authorize funds for Construction.  Once federal approval is obtained, the construction bid process will begin, and a contractor will be selected.  Given these timelines, it is anticipated that construction will start in 2022.

Public Information Centers

Public outreach is an important part of this project.   Public Information Centers will be held at strategic stages of the project to provide information to the public about the project and seek input.

Public Information Center (PIC) #2 - February 17, 2021

The project's second Public Information Center (PIC) was held virtually on Wednesday,  February 17, 2021 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. The purpose of this meeting was to inform the public of the project's purpose and need, progress to date, and to answer any questions relating to the proposed design and construction of the project.   The documents and handouts from the February 17, 2021 meeting are linked below:

Public Information Center (PIC) #1 - December 6, 2018

The project’s first Public Information Center (PIC) was held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Manville Borough Hall.  The purpose of this Public Information Center was to inform the public of the project’s purpose and need, the project’s progress to date, and to solicit public input and comments relating to the concepts developed for Main Street.

This meeting was  conducted in conformance with Federal and State regulations, and was open to all members of the public. A short presentation was made by the project team, and then the public was encouraged to review the displays, ask questions and provide comments.   The documents and handouts from the December 6, 2018 meeting are linked below:

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