Department of Transportation


NJDOT recognizes the importance of the environment. NJDOT has developed or adopted environmental policies ranging from soil and erosion control to highway noise management. Presented here are NJDOT policies and FHWA guidance concerning environmental issues.

  • Highway Traffic Noise, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • NJDOT has issued its Traffic Noise Management Policy and Noise Wall Design Guidelines (pdf 474k). All projects that begin Concept Development on or after July 1, 2011 shall follow this policy and guideline.
  • NJDOT has issued a standards for Soil Erosion/Sediment Control.
  • NJDOT has issued guidance (pdf 5.3m) for identifying and addressing the effects of transportation actions on social and economic considerations as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Federal Highway Administration Environmental Review Requirements. The guidance includes an overview of relevant laws, policies and methods for assessing socioeconomic impacts.
  • NJDOT submits permit applications for its various projects and maintains a table of these permits by Project Number (UPC).

NJDOT follows environmental research. Presented here is the Environmental Research in Progress Report. This report was prepared by The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE). Their mission is "to provide a systematic index to environmental research in progress of interest to the transportation community." The CTE Home Page presents "Events of Interest", Web broadcasts of teleconferences and more.

View Environmental Research in Progress Report (pdf 1.6m)
Download Environmental Research in Progress Report (zip 953k)

Other Environmental Documents are on the Our Projects and the Environment page.

Last updated date: February 4, 2020 11:00 AM