The Meadowlands Parkway Bridge connects an industrial and commercial area in Secaucus to the New Jersey Turnpike, Frank R. Lautenberg NJ TRANSIT Station and State Route 3. This important arterial roadway is highly trafficked.
This project will study replacing or rehabilitating the four-lane, five-span bridge, which was built in 1973 and has a steel multi-girder superstructure supporting a concrete deck. The bridge, which is 316 feet long, carries traffic over Norfolk Southern rail lines, Secaucus Road and a tributary to the Hackensack River. The bridge has an overall condition rating of Fair. The Town of Secaucus in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Transportation has undertaken more than $3 million in temporary structural repairs to the bridge.
Communication with the local officials, stakeholders, road users and community will be necessary to advise on the need of the project and the impacts that they may encounter on this heavily used roadway. Public awareness of the rehabilitation or replacement of the structure is critical since construction may involve significant detours and delays for the traveling public.
The study will result identifying a Preliminary Preferred Alternative which is the first step towards gaining federal funds for possibly constructing a replacement bridge in future years. The study process ensures taxpayer funds are used cost effectively and environmental and other impacts are addressed.
Community involvement is a vital part of the project. We encourage you to follow and provide input on improvements to the bridge as an important transportation link for the local communities and the region. Get Involved!