Route 4 Hackensack River Bridge Project
VIRTUAL PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTER
November 29 - December 10, 2021
Public Comment Period through December 31, 2021
Public Information Center
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), committed to developing transportation improvements that balance transportation needs, safety, the environment, community concerns, and cost, is holding a Virtual Public Information Center (PIC). The purpose of the PIC is to provide information on the Route 4 Hackensack River Bridge Replacement Project and gain feedback from local residents, officials, business owners, and other stakeholders. You are encouraged to actively participate by providing comments by mail or email using the contact information provided below.
Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the PIC will be held virtually. Please visit the following website any time between Monday, November 29 and Friday, December 10, 2021 to learn more about the project and leave comments.
PIC meeting documents can be downloaded or viewed with the links below.
Virtual PIC Flyer (English)
Virtual PIC Flyer (Spanish)
Virtual PIC Presentation Recording (See Below)
Virtual PIC Presentation Recording (Spanish - See Below)
Virtual PIC Presentation Transcript (English)
Virtual PIC Presentation Transcript (Spanish)
Frequently Asked Questions (English)
Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish)
The purpose of the project is to replace the bridge, which is in poor condition while maintaining transportation and pedestrian access between the City of Hackensack and the Township of Teaneck. The structure was built in 1931 and is requiring increased maintenance repairs to allow it to remain open to traffic as it is nearing the end of its service life.
The preliminary preferred alternative is for the replacement of the bridge with a widened cross section that maximizes the use of the NJDOT’s existing right of way. This alternative will provide three standard travel lanes, an auxiliary lane and six-foot sidewalk with separation barrier for both eastbound and westbound directions. Additional improvements include, but are not limited to:
ADA-compliant curb ramps
Standard bridge railing
New guide rail at the bridge approaches
Improved signage and lighting
Emergency responder river access accommodations
Accommodation for proposed Bergen County Hackensack Pathway project for pedestrian & bike access
The environmental screening and studies were conducted to identify the natural resources and cultural/historic resources within the project area. The documentation and permits will be completed as required in coordination with the Federal and State agencies during the next phase of the project.
Complete Preliminary Engineering: Spring 2022
Start Final Design*: 2022
Start Construction (anticipated)*: 2025
Complete Construction (anticipated)*: 2028