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Barnegat Branch Trail
Barnegat Branch Trail
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In 2008, The Plan was awarded a Merit Award for Land Planning and Analysis by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

BBT Conceptual Plan

The Conceptual Plan was coordinated by the Planning Department and authored by prime consultants Strauss & Associates/Planners with support from subconsultants Melillo & Bauer Associates/Landscape Architects.


Table of Contents:

The entire Barnegat Branch Trail Conceptual Plan is available by chapter for downloading below:

    1. Executive Summary and Introduction | PDF (2 MB)
      • Introduction to the Project
      • Project Goal Statement
      • History of the CNJ Barnegat Branch Line
    2. Existing Right-of-Way Conditions | PDF (7 MB)
      • Location and Description of the Trail Corridor
      • Regional Open Space and Recreation Resources
      • Future Trail Connections
      • Environmental Issues
      • Site Analysis Matrix: Existing Conditions and Opportunities
    3. Trail Benefits | PDF (25 KB)
      • Recreation
      • Alternative Non-motorized Transportation
      • Environmental Conservation
    4. Design Guidelines | PDF (13 MB)
      • Use of Historic Railroad Vernacular
      • Classifications of the Trail Corridor
      • General Design Considerations
    5. Trail Management| PDF (26 KB)
      • Maintenance
      • Programming and Services
      • Security
Appendices (6,325 KB)
  1. Special Routing Studies| PDF (6 MB)
    • Barnegat Boulevard (Barnegat Twp.)
    • Waretown Village (Ocean Twp.)
    • Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station Bypass (Ocean-Lacey Twp.)
    • Lacey Business Park (Lacey Twp.)
    • Lacey Road (Lacey Twp.)
    • Proposed Railroad Avenue (Lacey Twp.)
    • Hickory Lane (Berkeley Twp.)
  2. Cost Estimate for Trail Construction| PDF (673 KB)
  3. Field Inventory of Trail Structures/Existing Conditions| PDF (41 KB)
    (Source: Schoor dePalma Technical Memo, 2003)
  4. Rail-Trail Parks in New Jersey: A Summary | PDF (89 KB)
    (Source: C. Della Penna, 1999)
  5. Acknowledgements / Bibliography| PDF (42 KB)
  6. Trail Route Maps| PDF (8 MB)
For more information:

Mark Villinger, Principal Planner

Ocean County Department of Planning
129 Hooper Ave.
PO Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
(732) 929-2054
(732) 244-8396 FAX


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January 12, 2017

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