Liberty Corner Road Bridge F1105

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Replacement of County Bridge No. F1105 Liberty Corner Road (CR 512) over Dead River, Bernards Township

Construction Announcement

This project’s construction contract was awarded to Konkus Corporation on October 13, 2020.  The pre-construction meeting will be scheduled in June 2021.

The Liberty Corner Road Bridge, located approximately a third of a mile west of Somerville Road and one mile east of Douglas Road, will be fully closed to vehicular and pedestrian/bicycle traffic for construction. The Project Location Map can be viewed here.

A detour route will be posted along Mine Brook Road and Douglas Road. Local access to residential driveways will be maintained. Construction is anticipated for 5 months. The Detour Plan can be viewed here.

Construction activities are scheduled to begin on or about Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at which time the segment of Liberty Corner Road (CR 512) will be closed.  Advance notification signs indicating the start of this work will be installed near the project site approximately two weeks prior to start of work.

Project Description

County Bridge No. F1105 carries Liberty Corner Road over Dead river in the Township of Bernards.  Constructed in 1935, the existing structure is a two-span reinforced concrete slab bridge with bituminous overlay supported by reinforced concrete abutments and concrete pier.  The bridge features an open window balustrade rail on both sides of the bridge.  The existing bridge carries two (2) 11-foot travel lanes in each direction, with approximately 36 feet of clear roadway width with no existing sidewalks.  The latest inspection of this bridge classified its superstructure condition as poor.  As a result of the poor condition of the superstructure, the bridge has been posted for 14 tons.  The bridge has also been classified as scour critical.

The purpose of this project is to restore the structural capacity and eliminate the scour critical description of the existing structure.  The proposed bridge will consist of two (2) single-span 3 sided precast frames with concrete deck riding surface.  The bridge will be widened to accommodate a concrete sidewalk at the south side of the road.  The roadway width of 36 feet will remain the same.  The existing balustrade will be replaced with concrete parapet with stone veneer, and guiderail will be constructed to match current highway standards.  The concrete substructure will be constructed with scour countermeasures.

This project is funded by a FY2018 NJDOT Local Bridge Future Needs grant.

Public Information Meeting

A public information meeting for this project was held on February 20, 2020. The purpose of this meeting was to inform local residents, officials, and the general public of Somerset County’s proposed plans to replace Bridge F1105 Liberty Corner Road over Dead River. This information meeting allowed the public an opportunity to examine the concept plans for the project and to provide comments. The display boards from the public information meeting included:

For more information contact the Engineering Division.

updated 3-19-2021

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