Mercer County is the first County in New Jersey to prepare an access management code for County roads. The County also has received a state Smart Growth Planning Grant for a project for enhanced implementation of the new access management code. The objective is to attain consensus between municipal visions of the county roadway corridors and the County’s desired access level (or desired typical section) for these roads as determined by development of the technical access management code. In this manner, the County will coordinate investments in roadway improvements with municipal land use decision-making.

This project has involved working with municipal representatives to assemble information on current and future land use and transportation patterns. The main product to date has been an atlas of County road “hot spots.” This document is a collection of GIS maps that combine County road maps, digital aerial orthophotography, roadway attribute data, and digital photography. The next phase will be to combine this mapping with information on existing and future land uses, in order to project the impact of development upon the County road system and to identify and assess potential roadway improvement alternatives.

Funded By
Mercer County Planning Division
P. O. Box 8068
Trenton, New Jersey 08650
Donna Lewis, Director
(609) 989-6545

Start Date
June 2001

Completion Date

Key Staff
James Hess
Dianne Brake
Brian Carson

Contract Amount

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