Sussex County's NJTPA Board Member:
Richard A. Vohden
is one of the subregions that are represented on the NJTPA Board of Trustees. The subregions consist of 13 counties and two cities. The Sussex County representative to the NJTPA is Freeholder Richard A. Vohden .
This page provides an overview of Sussex 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: Sussex County, with a population of
is located in the northwest corner of the state. The county retains much of its historically rural character, even as it continues to grow and develop. Route 15 is the key transportation corridor in the county and provides a link to Interstate 80 and the rest of the region.
More information describing the county, its demographics and travel characteristics is available at the Sussex County Profile.
Sussex County Municipalities
Sussex County Website:
County Planning Agency: Transportation planning for Sussex County is the responsibility of the Sussex County Planning Department. The County's staff representative to the NJTPA Regional Transportation Advisory Committee is Tom Drabic, (973) 579-0500 ext. 3.
Current Transportation Projects in Sussex County: Transportation projects funded in Sussex 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 Sussex County’s project list. Select 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 Sussex 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 Sussex County’s section in a PDF file. On some browsers, you may have to scroll to the county’s section on Page 21.
Current Studies: Sussex County receives funding from the NJTPA for studies of transportation issues under the NJTPA Subregional Studies Program. The following study is currently being funded, and the links below should take you to detailed descriptions in Volume III of the UPWP. On some browsers, you may have to manually scroll to Page 151.
Regionwide Studies: The NJTPA sponsors studies of regionwide transportation issues, some of which may impact Sussex 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:
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 project is complete:
- Rudetown Road (CR 517), Lewisburg Creamery Road (CR 565), Glen Road (CR 620), Deckertown Turnpike (CR 650) in Hardyston, Wantage, Vernon, Sparta Townships (FY 2009): Skid resistant surface treatment, signage, colored pavement markings, guidrail w/reflectors ($286,817)
The following projects are either in planning, awaiting federal authorization or under construction:
- Lewisburg-Creamery Road (CR 565) and Branchville-Lewisburg Road (CR 628) in Wantage Township (FY 2010): Skid resistant surface treatment, signage, colored pavement markings ($322,000)
- Clove Road (CR 653) from SR 206 to New Mashipacong Road in Montague Township (FY 2011):
Type III Mircrosurfacing skid resistant surface treatment, pavement markings, striping, flexible delineators, regulatory and warning signs, bicycle safety grates ($463,235)
Project Description: The locations listed above are characterized by substandard horizontal curves and steep vertical geometry. Installation of anti-skid surfaces will help prevent vehicles from leaving the roadway and crossing into the opposing lane. Also, new oversized signage will be installed, pavement color will be varied to enhance driver awareness and to better delineate traveling lanes, and guide rails with reflectors will be added. This project meets the NJDOT three-year crash criteria for fixed object crashes and meets the crash rate criteria for the High Risk Rural Roads Program.
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