Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The accident occurred about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday after the driver lost control of his vehicle while negotiating the exit ramp from I-95 South to Route 206 North in Lawrence Township.
Update, Jan. 31: Police have indentified the driver who was involved in this accident as Bryan Takacs, 31, of Coburn Road, Hopewell Township. Original Post, 1:12 a.m. Jan 30: A man had to be extricated from the wreckage of his car after the vehicle veered off an Interstate 95 exit ramp and crashed along Route 206 (Lawrence Road) late Tuesday night (Jan. 29). Reported at about 11:40 p.m., the one-car accident drew responses from Lawrence Township police, Lawrence Township Emergency Medical Service, all three township volunteer fire companies (Slackwood, Lawrenceville, and Lawrence Road), Capital Health System paramedics and the New Jersey State Police. Police said the man – tentatively identified as a 31-year-old resident of the Brandon …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The deadly accident, which is under investigation by Lawrence Township police and the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, occurred about 5:45 p.m. Friday on Route 206 (Lawrence Road) near Oaklyn Terrace.
Update, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 20: Lawrence Township police today released the name of the woman who was killed when she was hit by a car Friday night on Route 206. She was Marika Okros, 66, of Wilburtha Road, Ewing Township. Update, 9:15 a.m. Nov. 19: Lawrence Township police are still withholding the name of the woman who was killed when she was hit by a car Friday night on Route 206 because they are having difficulty contacting her next-of-kin in Hungary, Lt. Mark Ubry said this morning. The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. embassy in Budapest are trying to help Lawrence police track down the 66-year-old victim's family, he said. Update, 2:20 p.m. Nov. 17: The female pedestrian who was killed when she was struck by a car on Route 206 (…
Monday, July 30, 2012
The burning wire - carrying 13,000 volts of electricity - was damaged by a large tree limb that snapped during the fierce thunderstorm that swept through Lawrence Township Saturday evening.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, July 30, 2012
A section of Route 206 (Lawrence Road) was closed to traffic for about 2½ hours Sunday afternoon (July 29) after an overhead wire carrying 13,000 volts of electricity caught fire. Volunteer firefighters from Lawrence Road Fire Co. were dispatched to the fire along the southbound side of Route 206, opposite Smithfield Avenue, at 12:36 p.m. Concerned about the electrocution danger should the primary electrical wire burn through and drop to the ground, firefighters closed Route 206 between Brearley Avenue and Fernwood Lane and detoured both vehicular and pedestrian traffic away from the area. Emergency officials said the wire was damaged by a large tree limb that snapped during the fierce thunderstorm that swept through the township Saturday …
Monday, April 30, 2012
The speed limit on Route 206 (Lawrence Road) between Skillman and Brearley avenues officially dropped from 40 mph to 35 mph last week. NJ DOT crews have also been doing work to install a new traffic light at Route 206 and Darrah Lane in Lawrence Township.
Keen observers who regularly travel Route 206 (Lawrence Road) in the southern half of Lawrence Township will have noticed that crews from the New Jersey Department of Transportation have, for the last two weeks or so, been excavating and performing other work related to the new traffic light to be installed at the intersection of Route 206 and Darrah Lane. Eagle-eyed motorists will also have noticed that the speed limit along Route 206 has officially changed, dropping from 40 mph to 35 mph between Skillman Avenue – which is located just south of Rider University – and Brearley Avenue a little north of Notre Dame High School. Tim Greeley, an NJ DOT spokesman, confirmed “underground electrical installation work” needed for the new traffic …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The annual meeting of the Lawrence Historical Society will feature a lecture by Lawrence Township Historian Dennis Waters about the 400-year history of Lawrence’s main thoroughfare: Route 206.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a news release from the Lawrence Historical Society. We know it mostly as Route 206, but today as in years gone by it has been known by many other names, almost 20 in fact. They include the Assunpink Trail used by the Lenni Lenape, the Kings Highway traveled by armies on both sides in the American Revolution, the Lincoln Highway in the early days of the automotive age, and Main Street in the village of Lawrenceville. On Sunday, Feb. 26, Lawrence Township Historian Dennis Waters will discuss the twists and turns and ups and downs of the 400-year history of Lawrence’s main thoroughfare as part of the annual meeting of the Lawrence Historical Society. The meeting will be held in the Commons at Lawrence High …