A Post-Project Assessment of Route 21 in Passaic County, New Jersey

In January 2002, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) contracted with the Civil Engineering Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to perform a five year post-project assessment, (PPA) related to the completion of 1.8 miles (2.87 km) of Route 21 in Passaic County, New Jersey, which became operational in December 2000. This study is unique in that a formal attempt was made to evaluate the accuracy of projections made in the Environmental Impact Statement prepared for the project. The post-construction evaluations involved traffic counts, noise readings, assessed valuation of properties surveys and personal interviews with local elected and appointed officials, merchants, and residents In addition, photographs were taken in the subject area and compared to those taken in conjunction with the preparation of the E.I.S. in the mid 1990’s. Lastly, a series of amenities (e.g., passive recreation, a tot park, a nature walk, a roller skating rink, extensive landscaping, aesthetically enhanced noise barriers, etc.) were provided to the host communities (i.e., Cities of Passaic and Clifton). Users of those amenities were surveyed for their reaction regarding their value to the community. This study and related findings which will be completed in December 2006, is detailed herein. It is believed by the authors that the concept of PPA of projects offers agencies such as the NJDOT valuable insights which can be utilized effectively in the planning, design, and construction of future projects. ADD20


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01044595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-0787
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 5:22PM