News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director | Sara Sooy, Commissioner Deputy Director

Melonie Marano, Commissioner | Paul Drake, Commissioner | Doug Singleterry, Commissioner



September 16, 2021


Somerset County to Host Virtual Public Meeting for Roadway Safety Study on Sept. 29

Residents Are Invited to Learn About Safety Recommendations for Five County Roadways


SOMERVILLE, NJ –  Residents are invited to join the second virtual public meeting presented by the Somerset County Planning Division to learn more about the draft Roadway Safety Study’s recommendations and to provide input about the recommendations. The goal of the study is to identify safety issues for vehicle and pedestrian roadway crossings, bicycle paths, and green infrastructure for stormwater management. The virtual public meeting, to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m., will focus on five county roadways that have been identified as areas that may need safety improvements and potential solutions for the implementation of those improvements. Preregistration is required.


“This meeting provides residents with the opportunity to provide feedback about potential important safety improvements,” said Somerset County Commissioner Deputy Director Sara Sooy, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority liaison. “Residents’ feedback will be thoughtfully considered when final decisions are made about safety improvements.”

After a brief presentation, residents will have the opportunity to provide input in seven breakout rooms where small group discussions will occur about each roadway and proposed safety improvements.  Pre-registration is required to join one of the following seven breakout groups:

  • Finderne Avenue/Main Street in Bridgewater Township
  • Franklin Boulevard in Franklin Township
  • Greenbrook Road in North Plainfield Borough
  • Somerset Street in Raritan Borough
  • Main Street in Millstone Borough
  • Spanish Language group
  • General Group to discuss broad transportation topics

To pre-register, click on the following link  Residents who cannot attend the virtual meeting can submit comments online at, or email For those who have special-need and need assistance, contact Jessica Ortiz at 917-933-7440, or email .

For more information contact Director Walter C. Lane, AICP/PP at 908-231-7021 or email

Funding for Roadway Safety Study

The Somerset County Roadway Safety Study is funded by a grant from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJPTA) through a sub-regional study program. For more details about the Roadway Safety Study, visit


Somerset County Planning Division
The Somerset County Planning Division helps government officials, business leaders, and citizens create communities that offer better choices for where and how people work and live by positively influencing the process of growth and change in the county. The county’s Planning Division also helps build an optimum living and working environment for residents and employers, by protecting the natural environment and preserving the county’s rich history, farmland and natural beauty.

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