In a letter dated May 19, 2021, New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner, Diane Gutierrez-Sacchetti, issued a letter to local legislators “pledging full transparency and a robust public outreach program” while providing an update of the investigation of the March 25, 2021 retaining wall that shifted and partially collapsed.
The letter reads: “Regarding the investigation and corrective action plan associated with the recent retaining wall failure, a forensic investigation is currently underway to determine the source of the failure and next steps. A forensic excavation was initiated as part of the overall investigation, and the data that has been retrieved, including soil samples and testing of the grout piles, is currently being reviewed.”
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“The Department remains committed to full transparency and a robust public outreach program,” the letter states.
NJDOT’s “goal is to keep the residents and commuters in the area as informed as possible by sharing real time updates through a variety of mediums that ensure everyone has access to the most pertinent information.”
The letter also states that NJDOT will also be launching a “Text for Info” service for constituents and commuters to “Opt In” to receive project-related updates.
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