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Local Project Delivery

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Local Capital Project Delivery (LCPD) Program is a competitive program which provides funding to NJTPA subregions—the 15 city and county members of the NJTPA—to prepare proposed transportation projects for eventual construction with federal funding. This preparation involves completing the multi-step Capital Project Delivery Process which was developed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). This process is designed to streamline project development and provide a common and consistent framework for federally funded projects at the local, regional and state level.

Also available: detailed information on the process, including interactive flow charts of the multiple project development phases; and information on studies funded through the program in fiscal years:

two pictures of bridgesThe initial phase of work in the LCPD program is the Concept Development Phase in which sponsors identify and compare reasonable alternatives and strategies that address the purpose and need statement and select a preliminary preferred alternative (PPA). Once a concept development report is completed, the Interagency Review Committee (IRC) will determine whether or not the project can be advanced to the next phase.

The next phase is normally the Preliminary Engineering Phase in which projects will be further developed and refined to a level of detail necessary to secure the approval of the environmental document, also known as the NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) document.

This work enables a project to be considered for inclusion in the NJTPA’s annual Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Projects must be included in the TIP to receive federal funding for final design, right-of-way acquisition and construction. Once federal funding through the TIP is obtained, subregions oversee these final phases of work to implement the project.


Current Projects & Studies
  • Bridge Street Bridge (Essex & Hudson Counties)
    The bridge over the Passaic River, which connects Newark and Harrison, is over 100 years old and has structural and functional limitations that don't meet today's design standards. The counties are working with the municipalities to determine what bridge improvements are possible.
  • Central Avenue Bridge (City of Newark)
    The Central Avenue Bridge carries vehicular traffic over the Newark Subway. A number of safety concerns related to the bridge deck, superstructure and substructure have been identified. Central Avenue is a heavily traveled road connecting commuters and city residents to I-280, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University and Newark’s Central Business District. The city is exploring options for addressing the bridge’s poor condition.
  • Chadwick Beach Island Bridge (Ocean County)
    he Chadwick Beach Island Bridge is the only entry and exit point for residents of the more than 300 properties on Chadwick Beach Island. It carries traffic across the Barnegat Bay in Toms River. The timber bulkheads and load-bearing piles are deteriorating and need to be replaced. This project will study alternatives for replacing or rehabilitating the bridge.
  • Clay Street Bridge (Essex & Hudson Counties)
    The bridge, which connects the City of Newark and Borough of East Newark over the Passaic River, opened in 1908 and has structural and functional limitations that don't meet today's design standards.
  • Columbia Turnpike Bridge (Morris County)
    The Columbia Turnpike Bridge carries traffic over the Black Brook in Florham Park. Nearly 90 years old, the bridge is in poor condition and has structural and functional limitations.
  • East Anderson Street Bridge (Bergen County)
    The East Anderson Street Bridge carries traffic over the Hackensack River and connects the City of Hackensack and Township of Teaneck.
  • Kingsland Avenue Bridge (Bergen & Essex Counties)
    The bridge, which connects Lyndhurst and Nutley over the Passaic River, is over 100 years old and has structural and functional limitations that don't meet today's design standards. The counties are working with the municipalities to determine what improvements are possible. Click the link for the latest on this study:
  • Main Avenue Corridor Improvements (Passaic County)
    This study will work toward implementing a complete streets plan along Main Avenue in the City of Passaic to improve safety for all roadway users, expand the opportunity for economic development in the Passaic Central Business District and relieve congestion.
  • Manhattan Avenue Wall (Hudson County)
    The stone masonry retaining wall along the west side of Manhattan Avenue in Union City was constructed between 1912 and 1914.
  • Martin Luther King Avenue Bridge (Morris County)
    The Martin Luther King Avenue Bridge crosses the Whippany River in Morristown. The three-span stone arch bridge is classified as structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.
  • Meadowlands Parkway Bridge (Hudson County)
    The Meadowlands Parkway Bridge carries traffic over the Norfolk Southern rail lines in the Town of Secaucus.
  • Oceanic Bridge (Monmouth County)
    The bridge, constructed in 1939, is in need of a major rehabilitation or replacement.
  • Picket Place Bridge (Somerset County)
    The Picket Place Bridge crosses the South Branch of the Raritan River in Branchburg and Hillsborough Townships.
  • Sixth Avenue Bridge (Passaic County)
    The bridge crosses the Passaic River connecting Paterson, Prospect Park and Hawthone.
  • South Front Street Bridge (Union County)
    The South Front Street Bridge over the Elizabeth River in the City of Elizabeth has been closed to traffic since March 4, 2011, due to severe deterioration of the superstructure stringers and floor beams.
  • Valley Road Bridge (Somerset & Morris Counties)
    The Valley Road Bridge carries traffic over the Passaic River and connects Bernards Township in Somerset County with Long Hill Township in Morris County.