Route 4 Hackensack River Bridge Project


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.

Rt.4 over Hackensack River Bridge PE_PIC_English Recording_Subtitles.mp4
Ruta 4 sobre el Rio Hackensack_PE_PIC_Video en Espanol con subtitlos.mp4

Project Details


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 Project

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:

  • Sidewalk connectivity

  • 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.

Estimated Schedule

  • Complete Preliminary Engineering: Spring 2022

  • Start Final Design*: 2022

  • Start Construction (anticipated)*: 2025

  • Complete Construction (anticipated)*: 2028

*Contingent upon funding availability

Contact Us

You may submit questions or comments by December 31 using the form below or via the following email address:

Or by mail to:

Anthony Sytko , Regional Coordinator

New Jersey Department of Transportation

Office of Community Relations

P.O. Box 600, Trenton NJ 08625 0600

After December 31, 2021, contact:

Anthony Sytko, Regional Coordinator


Phone: (609) 963-1992