News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director | Doug Singleterry, Commissioner Deputy Director

Sara Sooy, Commissioner | Melonie Marano, Commissioner | Paul M. Drake, Commissioner


For Immediate Release

March 15, 2023
Media Contact: Call Nathan Rudy at (908) 635-8401


County Invites Public to Virtual Meeting About Traffic- Improvement Project in Bound Brook & South Bound Brook



SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Planning, Policy and Economic Development and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) will be hosting a virtual meeting to inform the public about the recently conducted “Freight Concept Development” (FCD) study. At the meeting, the public will learn about the FCD’s recommendations for eliminating the Port Reading Secondary South Main Street Grade Crossing to alleviate traffic congestion in Bound Brook and South Bound Brook. The meeting will occur on Thursday, March 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. To join the meeting, click here.

During the virtual meeting, the NJTPA and Somerset County’s Office of Planning, Policy and Economic Development team will discuss the status of the project’s preferred alternative. Local officials, community stakeholders, and the public will have the opportunity to comment and ask questions.

To join the meeting and for more information, visit


The Office of Planning, Policy and Economic Development

The Division operates under the guidance of the Somerset County Planning Board, whose members are appointed by the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners. The division is responsible for land development review and the preparation of the Somerset County Master Plan as well as transportation projects, economic development, open space, farmland, historic preservation, wastewater management, and sustainability initiatives. The Division also reviews and provides assistance and technical guidance for legislation, housing, demographics, mapping, and much more.

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