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Posted on: June 10, 2020

VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING FOR LACKAWANNA TRANSIT STATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT SCHEDULED

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –The first public meeting to discuss the plans to improve the Lackawanna Transit Station and Wayfinding signage around town has been set for Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and all Bloomfield residents are invited to participate.

Staff members from Bloomfield Township’s planning and engineering departments, along with consultants from CME Associates and Stokes Creative Group, Inc., will conduct this online public information center meeting to inform the public about the project and solicit input. This meeting follows a well-attended stakeholder meeting in early March.

The proposed Lackawanna Transit Station Improvement Project will provide improvements to the Historic Lackawanna Transit Station and twelve surrounding roadway intersections within Bloomfield Center District. This project will enhance New Jersey’s travel and tourism efforts by increasing ridership at the Lackawanna Station, boosting the surrounding business district and aiding Bloomfield’s downtown area stability. Additionally, the proposed improvements will serve locals and visitors with new signage to navigate downtown Bloomfield by walking or biking to a from key points of interest, improve accessibility within Bloomfield Center, as well as navigate motorist to parking facilities. The project will also add much needed streetscape to the area fronting Lackawanna Station. Many residents, shoppers and commuters will enjoy the proposed new walkways, curbs, pavement repairs at the train station and new signage along the wayfinding routes, as well as promote alternative modes of transportation.

During this online public meeting, there will be a presentation to review the proposed improvements and signage. The public is invited and encouraged to participate via phone, tablet or computer in this upcoming public meeting to provide valued feedback regarding the future improvements mentioned above. Participants will have an opportunity to review the proposed project, ask questions and discuss your thoughts with multiple representatives from the team. Following the meeting, the presentation and comment forms will be available through the Bloomfield Township website.

To join the meeting, please visit https://bit.ly/bloomfieldTAP or You can also dial in using any phone by calling (646) 749-3112. The access code is 557-841-269.


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