Hunterdon County's NJTPA Board Member & NJTPA Chairman: Freeholder
is one of the subregions that are represented on the NJTPA Board of Trustees. The subregions consist of 13 counties and two cities. The Hunterdon County representative to the NJTPA is Freeholder Matthew Holt, who is also Chairman of the Board.
This page provides an overview of Hunterdon County's involvement in the NJTPA, including links to transportation planning studies and projects funded through the NJTPA. An overview of the transportation planning process at the NJTPA is available in the Citizen’s Guide.
Description: Hunterdon County, with a population of
is situated on the Delaware River at the western boundary of the state. Commerce and industry have sprung up along major transportation routes in the County, including Routes 31 and 202 and Interstate 78. Route 31 is undergoing a much-needed expansion to accommodate growth and improve safety. More information describing the county, its demographics and travel characteristics is available at the Hunterdon County Profile.
Hunterdon County Municipalities
Hunterdon County Website: http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us
County Planning Agency: Transportation planning for Hunterdon County is the responsibility of the Hunterdon County Planning Board. The County's staff representative to the NJTPA Regional Transportation Advisory Committee is G. Sue Dziamara (908) 788-1490.
Current Transportation Projects in Hunterdon County: Transportation projects funded in Hunterdon County are listed in the NJTPA Transportation Improvement Program or TIP (links below). The TIP is a four-year agenda of improvement projects drawn from the NJTPA long-range Regional Transportation Plan. Projects in the TIP--including public transit, road, bridge, bicycle, pedestrian and freight-related projects--have completed planning and are ready for final design, land acquisition, and construction. The following are links to TIP projects:
- TIP Webpage – This link takes you to a table on the TIP webpage containing PDF files of project lists.
You may have to scroll to the link to Hunterdon County’s project list. Select the link to the date in Column 1 for the current TIP. Note: the files on this page change throughout the year. They include the adopted TIP (approved annually each July), revisions made to the adopted TIP and (when available) the draft TIP pending approval for the upcoming year. The TIP introduction provides a more detailed explanation.
- NOTIS – The NJTPA Online Transportation Information System - allows interactive searching for projects in particular locations or on particular routes, using maps and database queries. NOTIS includes projects in the currently adopted TIP as well as projects still at the planning stage (see “Projects Planned” below).
Projects Planned for Hunterdon County: The NJTPA Project Development Work Program (PDWP) evaluates the need for projects and develops alternative conceptual designs and routes. The PDWP contains a variety of work, from technical studies focusing on highly specific, localized issues to major corridor studies that cover large stretches of our regional transportation system. Projects are scored and ranked during development of the PDWP. When projects have passed through the PDWP, they are generally eligible for funding through the TIP. The following link should take you to Hunterdon County’s section in a PDF file. On some browsers, you may have to manually scroll to the county’s section on Page 7.
High Risk Rural Roads Program: NJTPA's High Risk Rural Roads Program provides funds for quick-fix, safety improvements on rural roads that have been identified by NJDOT as having crash rates that exceed the NJTPA region's average for those functional classes of roadways. (Interactive map)
The following projects are either in planning, awaiting federal authorization or under construction:
Milford Mt. Pleasant Road (CR 519) in the Borough of Milford & Township of Holland (FY 2012): Single corridor improvements including high friction coarse, pavement markings, crosswalks, centerline rumblestrips, raised pavement markers, stormwater catch basin curb pieces, LED warning beacons ($425,000)
High-Bridge Califon Road (CR 513) and Main Street (CR 512) in the Borough of Califon & Township of Lebanon (FY 2012): Single Intersection improvements including pavement widening, left-turn lanes, sidewalks, striping, pavement markers ($223,000)
Little York Road (CR 614) in Union and Alexandria Townships (FY 2013): One intersection, one RR overpass & one curve: Intersection improvement at Pattenburg Road (CR 57) including reflective pavement markings; two overheight vehicle detectors and signage at a railroad overpass; curvature improvements including superelevation improvements, shoulder rumble stripes and berm lines ($300,000)
Byram-Kingwood Road (CR 651) from CR 519 to SR 29 in Kingswood Township (FY 2013): Road segment: Skid resistant surface treatment, reflective striping, raised pavement markers, chevron signs ($380,000)
Regionwide Studies: The NJTPA sponsors studies of regionwide transportation issues, some of which may impact Hunterdon County. These studies can be found in Vol. I of the FY 2013 UPWP, Pages 63-71. On some browsers you may have to scroll to the appropriate page:
The NJTPA regional databank is a digital repository for all transportation and related data, stored and maintained on the NJTPA’s computer network. The regional databank assists staff, agency partners and subregions in planning initiatives by providing accurate, accessible transportation and related datasets necessary for informed analysis, decision-making and reporting.
Datasets are made available to partner agencies, subregions and the general public via posting on the Internet. This section contains subregion-specific data that is maintained in a geographic information system (GIS). Included are ArcGIS shapefile layers for land use/land cover (LULC), parks (two different shapefiles), water bodies (lakes and streams) and Highlands land use capability map zones. Additional data needs can be met by going to Data & Maps section of the NJTPA website or fulfillment of individual data requests.
- Land Use
- Water bodies
- Freight Industry Profile
The NJTPA has developed a set of alternative
freight forecasts to support transportation, land
use, and economic development decisions. The
first step in the study process was to document
current baseline conditions. This Freight Profile
offers a snapshot of key metrics – Economy and
Land Uses, Freight Flows, and Freight
Transportation Networks in 2010 and in the
forecast year, 2040