Some Carteret residents concerned about waterfront development, road extension plans

Residents believe the planned road changes will bring hundreds of additional cars, trucks and buses every day. They say this will also lead to dangerous traffic issues near two schools.

Tony Caputo and Lanette Espy

Feb 21, 2024, 10:40 AM

Updated 58 days ago

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Officials in Carteret say the borough is moving closer to having ferry service along its waterfront, but some residents are opposed to the massive, multimillion-dollar waterfront development plan.
Concerned residents created a website addressing their issues with the plan ahead of a borough council meeting scheduled for Thursday.
The ferry service would provide transportation to New York City. However, some residents say they were not properly notified about the development or asked for their approval. They also claim the borough’s plan includes forcibly taking private residential property to build an extension of Carteret Avenue to access a new ferry and waterfront that may also include a hotel and commercial property.
The waterfront in Carteret, New Jersey on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. (News 12 Photo/Tony Caputo)
Residents believe the planned road changes will bring hundreds of additional cars, trucks and buses every day. They say this will also lead to dangerous traffic issues near two schools.
But the town is apparently moving forward with the plan to make Carteret a destination by converting the nearby abandoned Dupont Chemical site along Roosevelt Avenue and slowly transforming it to a terminal.
Ferry service is expected to run by spring 2025.


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