Welcome to the Clay Street Bridge Replacement Project
Welcome to the Hudson County / Essex County Bridge Replacement Project over the Passaic River between the Borough of East Newark, Hudson County and the City of Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. The bridge is over 100 years old and has structural and functional limitations that don’t meet today’s design standards. This website provides information on the project and the opportunity to participate and comment.
Community involvement was an essential part of the project during the Local Concept Development (LCD) Study that was completed in 2020 using federal funding through the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) working with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
The project is advancing with federal funding to the Local Preliminary Engineering (LPE) Phase. The Project Team continues to encourage the community and general public to follow, participate, and provide input on the bridge replacement. Public outreach meetings, coordination and communication will continue during the future Final Design Phase and into Construction.