Borough of High Bridge ~ 71 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ ~ Phone: 908.638.6455 ~ Fax: 908-638-9374

Borough Hall Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Cregar Road (Section V) Improvement Project – Start of Construction Notice

Please be advised that the Borough has awarded a contract to JTG Construction, Inc. of Newark, New Jersey to construct roadway improvements to Cregar Road. The project limits will start at the end of the most recent section of road work and extend about 1,800 L.F. (0.34 miles) to the intersection with Buffalo Hollow Road.

These improvements include constructing a new water main, drainage improvements, concrete curbing along both sides of the road (with sloping/mountable curb uphill of Stillwell Road and 6” full-face curb downhill of Stillwell Road), as well as, pavement reconstruction and re-paving the roadway with 2” of new pavement. In addition, all driveways within the project limits will receive a new paved driveway “apron”, which will allow for a smooth transition to the new roadway surface, once it is re-paved.

The work is tentatively scheduled to commence around Wednesday, July 20, 2016, weather permitting. Construction will be taking place Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, and the project is anticipated to last through the summer (approximately 4-6 weeks). Some Saturday work could take place if the contractor receives prior approval from the Borough.

During construction, there will be the usual nuisance related instances of road detours, delays, noise from equipment, etc. As with all construction projects, we urge residents to proceed with caution in areas of construction.

The Borough and its contractor will make every effort to keep these interruptions to a minimum and complete this project as quickly as possible.

Please note that the Borough does not allow excavations or openings in newly reconstructed roads for a five (5) year period following the completion of improvements. Thus, if there are plans for any improvements to property along this section of Cregar Road that could impact the Borough’ road, please make sure that such improvements are installed as soon as possible.

If you should have any questions regarding this notice or the project in general, please do not hesitate to contact Borough Hall.


Borough of High Bridge considers sale of water utility: Click here for more information

The Mayor and Council of the Borough of High Bridge is considering the sale of the municipal water utility. At its June 23, 2016 meeting, a resolution was adopted authorizing the issuance of a public notice seeking qualified and interested parties to respond to a Request for Proposals.

High Bridge Mayor and Council Honor Ruth Alpaugh upon her 100th Birthday

  Longtime High Bridge resident, Ruth Alpaugh, attended the June 23, 2016 meeting of the Borough Council to receive a proclamation honoring her and marking her 100th birthday.

            “We are so pleased to be able to honor Mrs. Alpaugh in this way. It is a real privilege to join with so many of her friends and neighbors and recognize her on her 100th birthday. She is a respected citizen of our community and we are glad to thank her for her many years of service,” said Mayor Mark Desire, who presented the proclamation to Mrs. Alpaugh with Council President Lynn Hughes.

“I am one of the fortunate High Bridge residents that were a student of Mrs. Alpaugh,” remarked Council President Lynn Hughes. “She was a wonderful teacher and I am thrilled to have been on the Borough Council today and express my thanks to her on behalf of hundreds of former students,” concluded Mrs. Hughes.

Ruth Alpaugh 100Ruth Alpaugh receiving a Longevity Award from Mayor Mark Desire and Council President Lynn Hughes

Speaker Series

Topic: “Hunterdon from Above”

July 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Michael McCann will take us on an exciting aerial tour of our area starting in the 1930s to show the changes that have brought about today’s landscape .

High Bridge Rescue Squad Building


The most effective form of mosquito control is through eliminating potential breeding grounds.

  • Eliminate sources of standing water to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.
  • Appropriately treat ornamental ponds to prevent mosquito breeding. Mosquito “dunks,” an easy to use biological larvicide (which is not hazardous to humans or other wildlife) for use in standing water that cannot be drained are available at most home improvement stores, hardware stores, or home and garden centers for about $1.00 each.
  • Empty birdbaths at least once a week.

Nature and Community Living Abound in the Borough of High Bridge

A Place Where Residents and Businesses Can Thrive

Nestled in the northern section of Hunterdon County, the Borough of High Bridge is a quaint, small town, abundant in outdoor recreational opportunities. A strong sense of camaraderie exudes from its caring, involved residents who support numerous community events throughout the year. Others are attracted to the Borough to enjoy its open space and varied, plentiful natural resources. Permeated with values of yesteryear and forward-looking in its approach, High Bridge calls residents, visitors and businesses to experience all the Borough has to offer.

Young families are drawn to this close-knit community and its highly-rated schools, youth sports programs, and Borough-sponsored family and community activities. Outdoor enthusiasts can take in a round of golf at The High Bridge Hills Golf Club or enjoy the Columbia Trail, a 7-mile, flat trail which starts at the Borough Commons. Many come to bike, jog or walk the Columbia Trial.

Scenic views at Ken Lockwood Gorge, the South Branch of the Raritan River, and Lake Solitude more than satisfy a nature lover’s quest for serenity. Fishing spots are numerous along the span of the South Branch, with a notable, premier fly fishing area in the Ken Lockwood Gorge.

High Bridge sponsors many activities geared towards families such as the summer movies and concert series, a weekly farmers’ market, the annual Pooch Parade, the Annual Soap Box Derby and Community Day festivities.

Founded in February 1898, American history abounds in High Bridge as well. The Borough boasts many historical buildings, among them Solitude House, abutting Lake Solitude, circa 1725 or earlier, and the Taylor-Wharton Iron and Steel Company ( TISCO) Building. High Bridge’s historic past is plentiful for history buffs to absorb and explore.

Conveniently located along New Jersey Transit’s Raritan Valley Line, High Bridge is a short distance to major highways (Interstate 78 and Routes 22 and 31), making it ideally suited for commuters who, at the end of the workday, leave the hustle of more-densely populated urban areas behind for the Borough’s scenic, rolling hills and peaceful setting along the South branch of the Raritan River.

Businesses can take advantage of both the high income and skilled labor pool accessible in High Bridge and its surrounding communities. The Borough’s quaint downtown is zoned to accommodate such enterprises as retail shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, and bed and breakfast lodgings. A commercial area can accommodate everything from manufacturing and repair services to office complexes, banks and other such institutions.

High Bridge, a quintessential small town, is a place where residents and businesses alike can thrive, but it’s not a location or a destination – it’s a way of life. Come check us out.

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Buying or Selling a Home in High Bridge?

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