Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The bridge on County Route 609 (Church Street/Yardville-Groveville Road) will be closed on March 22 and traffic will be detoured for about eight months so that the necessary demolition and reconstruction work can be performed.
New Jersey Department of Transportation officials on Monday announced a bridge superstructure replacement project on County Route 609 (Church Street/Yardville-Groveville Road) over all lanes of Route 130 in Hamilton Township, Mercer County. NJDOT’s contractor, Berto Construction, Inc., will begin preliminary construction activity this week including the installation of temporary safety shielding underneath the bridge, requiring periodic single-lane closures on Route 130. Then on Friday night, March 22, the contractor is scheduled to close and detour the CR 609 bridge for approximately eight months to perform the necessary demolition and reconstruction work. The Route 130 northbound exit ramp to County Route 609 will also be closed to …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
"There is a lot happening here, we've got a lot of corporate folks here and new folks coming into the region. At some point, traffic is going to be a detriment, if it's not already."
New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson wants residents and elected officials to weigh in quickly on the conceptual plan to ease traffic along Route 1 in West Windsor and Plainsboro. "If we can get this (project) into the (federal transportation) program, if everyone buys into it, it will be a Herculean task," Simpson said. "So the message that I want to deliver to everybody here is get on board quickly or say no quickly." Simpson spoke to a packed crowd at a breakfast meeting the Nassau Inn on Wednesday, hosted by the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce. "This region is so critical to the Einstein Alley," Simpson said. "There is a lot happening here, we've got a lot of corporate folks here and new folks …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The overpass was reduced to one lane westbound on Oct. 3 following a fatal accident and worries there might be structural damage. Tests show the overpass is safe, officials say.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Both westbound lanes of the I-195 overpass across the NJ Turnpike in Robbinsville will be reopened by Wednesday morning, New Jersey DOT Commissioner James Simpson announced on Tuesday. This restores all four travel lanes on the overpass, two in each direction. The lanes will remain open until traffic can be shifted to a new overpass, which is expected to be complete in about two months. The DOT closed the outer westbound travel lane on the overpass two weeks ago after a truck traveling on the New Jersey Turnpike crashed and burned directly under the overpass. Officials reported on Tuesday that sophisticated load testing of the beams that support the overpass showed it is safe for vehicles on all lanes. A new I-195 overpass is being built…
Monday, October 1, 2012
A West Windsor resident launched an online petition requesting that state officials abort the project. DOT representatives never specified what would determine the project’s success or failure: many residents see only failure.
In what seems to be a growing movement against the Route 1 jughandle closures, a resident of Penns Neck in West Windsor has launched an online petition asking the New Jersey Department of Transportation to end the 12-week pilot program. The closures- which prohibit drivers from turning left off Route 1 north at Washington Road and Harrison Street- aim to reduce congestion along Route 1 north through Lawrenceville, West Windsor and Plainsboro. If the trial- which began in early August- is a success, the state plans to close jughandles permanently. But what confuses many people is that DOT representatives have never specified what would determine the project’s success or failure. Many residents see only failure. “The NJDOT implemented the …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
DOT Spokesman says issues are being addressed, but no problems are so big they would end the pilot program.
Despite Assemblyman Reed Gusciora’s call on Tuesday to end the Route 1 jughandle closure pilot program, a NJ DOT spokesman said there are no plans to do so. In a letter sent to NJ DOT Commissioner James Simpson, Gusciora said the 12-week pilot program to close the jughandles at the intersections of Route 1/Washington Road and Route 1/ Harrison Street has led to more illegal U-Turns and K-Turns in West Windsor’s Penns Neck neighborhood and lower sales at the Getty and Sunoco gas stations. “I understand DOT’s efforts to improve traffic, but it should not be at the expense of local residents,” said Gusciora, who represents West Windsor in District 15. NJ DOT Spokesman Joe Dee said DOT appreciates Gusciora’s input, but that the jughandle …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The project is causing a rise in illegal U-Turns and K-Turns, loss of business sales and increased safety concerns, Assemblyman says
NJ District 16 Assemblyman Reed Gusciora today called for the end of the Route 1 pilot program at Washington Road and Harrison Street in West Windsor, saying the project intended to fix traffic congestion woes has generated even further problems by increasing illegal U-Turns and K-Turns in the Penns Neck neighborhood. Both the Getty station at the corner of Washington Road and Route 1 and Sunoco station at the corner of Harrison Street and Route 1 have seen a decline in sales during the pilot program so far, he said. "I certainly appreciate the difficulty of this task in addressing the congestion that has plagued the area for some time," Gusciora wrote in a letter to NJ DOT Commissioner James Simpson. "Notwithstanding, my main concern is…