2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:7G-5.1 - No construction of school within 1,000 feet of an existing entry, exit ramp of a highway; exceptions.

18A:7G-5.1 No construction of school within 1,000 feet of an existing entry, exit ramp of a highway; exceptions.

5. a. A school shall not be constructed within 1,000 feet of an existing entry or exit ramp of a highway unless, during the planning and design of the proposed school, the local board of education and, in the case of a school to be constructed by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the authority, or, in the case of a nonpublic school, the board thereof, determines that there is no feasible or prudent alternative. Prior to making this determination, the local board of education and, in the case of a school to be constructed by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the authority, or, in the case of a nonpublic school, the board thereof, shall notify the members of the Legislature representing the district in which the school is proposed to be constructed and the Departments of Transportation and Education that construction of a school is being considered within 1,000 feet of the entry or exit ramp of a highway. The legislators shall be afforded the opportunity to submit comments to the local board of education, and, in the case of a school being constructed by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the authority, or the board of the nonpublic school, as the case may be, and the Departments of Transportation and Education. If the determination is subsequently made that there is no feasible or prudent alternative, the Department of Transportation shall be so notified and the Department of Transportation shall review the proposed location of the school, identify potential safety hazards, and make recommendations to abate or minimize such hazards consistent with the study required pursuant to section 7 of this act, or if the study is not completed, consistent with such preliminary findings and recommendations which may exist. The Department of Transportation shall complete its review within 90 days of receiving notification of the determination, and shall report its findings to the local board of education and, in the case of a school being constructed by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, to the authority, or to the board of the nonpublic school, the Department of Education and the members of the Legislature representing the legislative district in which the school is proposed to be constructed.

b. As a condition of granting approval of a proposed school facilities project, the Department of Education shall require a local board of education to include with a board's application for approval: (1) a certification that the proposed school is not within 1,000 feet of an entry or exit ramp of a highway; or (2) a response to each item of advice to mitigate safety hazards that the Department of Transportation has issued based on the Department of Transportation's review of the school project.

L.2007, c.308, s.5.

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