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Waterloo Road Amphibian Crossing Project

Waterloo Road Amphibian Crossing Project

Township of Byram, Sussex County
NJ Department of the Treasury
Division of Property Management and Construction

Design Development Phase – Virtual Public Information Center

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The purpose of this project is to construct an amphibian passage system along a 1,200-foot section of Waterloo Road and the surrounding Allamuchy Mountain State Park and Waterloo Village lands in Byram Township, Sussex County. The project offers a long-term solution to the vehicle-caused mortality threatening a significant local population of amphibians that must migrate across Waterloo Road to reach their nearby vernal breeding pond each spring.

Improvements include:

  • Construction of four (4) specialized amphibian tunnels beneath Sussex CR 604 – Waterloo Road
  • Installation of guide fencing on both sides of the road to intercept and funnel amphibians towards the tunnels

PROPOSED PROJECT LIMITS

ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE

Design Development Phase Completion: Summer 2021
Final Design Phase: Summer-Fall 2021 2022
Construction: 2022 2023

PUBLIC INFORMATION & COMMENTS

The NJ Division of Property Management and Construction, in conjunction with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and our design consultant, NV5, held a virtual Public Information Center (PIC) on May 4, 2021 to provide local residents, businesses and stakeholders with information on the Waterloo Road Amphibian Crossing Project and to offer an opportunity for comments and questions.
PIC Presentation (pdf, 4.5mb)
PIC Recording (YouTube)

Comments and questions are welcome through May 18, 2021.

Submit Comments/Questions

For further information, please contact:

MacKenzie Hall, Biologist
NJDEP Fish and Wildlife
Endangered and Nongame Species Program
P.O. Box 394
Lebanon, NJ 08833
MacKenzie.Hall@dep.nj.gov

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