Mayor Conley Leads Discussion on Traffic Issues Related to Rt 24, 124 and Park Avenue

Attendees Included Federal, State, County and Local Representatives

4.18.19_Borough of Madison Transportation Meeting_01Madison, NJ – April 18, 2019 – Earlier this morning, Mayor Robert H. Conley lead a discussion regarding Route 24, Route 124 and Park Avenue traffic issues. Joining Mayor Conley was Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Governor Richard J. Codey, Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey (District 27), Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munzo (District 21), Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (District 25), members from NJDOT including, Deputy Commissioner Joseph D. Bertoni, Chief of Staff Jay Jimenez, Office of Community Relations representatives Zenobia Fields and Andrew Swords, and representatives from Morris County including Freeholders Heather Darling and Stephen H. Shaw and Administrator John Bonanni and Engineer Christopher Vitz.

Also in attendance were the Mayors of six surrounding communities; Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris, East Hanover Mayor Joseph Pannullo, Florham Park Mayor Mark Taylor, Hanover Township Mayor Ronald Francioli, Morris Township Mayor Jeffrey Grayzel, and Morristown Mayor Timothy Dougherty. The Mayors all offered critical insight on the impact the worsening traffic issues are having on their respective communities. They offered their commitment to working together to find potential solutions.

“Today’s discussion with federal, state, county and local representatives was a productive continuation of prior meetings addressing this topic,” stated Mayor Conley. “Now that we have new players in the game, and the willingness from state officials, including NJDOT to continue this discussion, I feel that we can move at an accelerated process to start to make changes that will benefit residents and employees who work within the surrounding area,” continued Conley.

At the recommendation of all in attendance, a committee will be formed to further the discussions that took place this morning so that a plan that is beneficial for all involved can be presented and funding can be sought after from the state and federal level. NJDOT has committed to listening and engaging in conversations with the committee, as they are eager to work together to create the best plan possible.

“I want to thank all that participated this morning,” said Conley. “The people that were present this morning expressing concerns and raising questions, are the same people, that when we all work together, will get something done, and, I look forward to getting something done that will benefit all,” continued Conley.

A PDF of the release can be found here