Thursday, January 31, 2013
Cranbury will receive a grant for $255,000 from the State Department of Transportation.
The state announced Monday that Cranbury will be getting some help to improve Old Trenton Road. On Monday, the NJ Department of Transportation announced that Cranbury will receive a $255,000 grant through New Jersey’s Local Aid program. The grant is one of 35 totaling nearly $6.8 million to support local road and safety projects, according to the NJDOT. The package includes 10 state-funded Local Aid Infrastructure Fund (LAIF) grants totaling $1.1 million for emergency road repairs and 25 federally funded Safe Routes to School grants totaling $5.7 million for sidewalk, intersection, crosswalk and other improvements to help children remain safe as they walk or ride bicycles to and from school. “These grants are among hundreds distributed by …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Route 33 bridge construction resumes in Hightstown Saturday
Construction on the Route 33 bridge in Hightstown will resume Saturday evening, Dec. 1, resulting in overnight single lane closure, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The project came about after the bridge sidewall buckled during Hurricane Irene in August, 2011, allowing water to pour into the downtown. Berto Construction Inc. was hired to complete the work, which was estimated to cost $655,000. According to NJ DOT spokesman Tim Greeley, an oil tank was discovered during construction, begeting work that was not originally included in the construction schedule. Crews will begin with tank removal at 9 p.m. on Saturday, continuing through the night until 7 a.m. Sunday. Work will resume Monday, Dec. 3 and continue …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Delays have reached around an hour in the area, according to the Department of Transportation.
A car fire on the New Jersey Turnpike northbound in Cranbury has closed one lane Wednesday afternoon, according to the state Department of Transportation. The report came in around 4:27 p.m. and there is about an hour traffic delay northbound, and about a 10 to 15 minute delay southbound, the DOT reported. The right lane northbound is blocked. There are no injuries, according to the New Jersey State Police. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
One lane in each direction will be open during construction, officials said.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation will rebuild the bridge on Route 33 in Hightstown that was damaged during Hurricane Irene, with work expected to begin in early spring, officials said. The bridge sidewall gave during the storm, causing several feet of water to flood the downtown. “The work that we’re doing on the bridge is in response to the damage that was done during Hurricane Irene,” said DOT spokesman Tim Greeley. The outside parapet, which is the protective wall on the bridge, will be reconstructed, repairs will be made to the sidewalk along Route 33, there will be some drainage improvements to each side of the bridge and the roads on a small section leading up to the bridge will be repaved, Greeley said. Greeley also said …
Friday, September 2, 2011
The extent of the damage is still unknown.
Main Street in downtown Hightstown was reopened around 8 p.m. Thursday, Borough officials said. The Department of Transportation confirmed the bridge was safe, Mayor Steven Kirson said in an email. "The Hightstown Fire Dept washed the roadway to remove debris to ensure safe passage," Kirson said. Next week DOT and Hightstown officials will meet to discuss the course of action to repair the damage, since Main Street is a state road, Kirson said. The DOT was originally scheduled to come in August to repair Route 33 but it hadn't been done yet, Kirson said.