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, August 8, 2012
The roadway should be reopened Wednesday night, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Hightstown’s Route 33 lane closures on the bridge over Peddie Lake will come to an end Wednesday night, but the truck detours will remain in place until the project is finished. Pedestrians should continue to use the southbound side of the bridge, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The lanes were reduced down to two in July to work on the damaged sidewalks and parapets on the sides of the bridge, and work will continue on the drainage and stone wall facing of the bridge, according to the NJDOT. After the project is completed, which is anticipated to be this fall, some overnight lane closures will be needed to resurface and restripe the roadway. The weight limit on trucks more than seven tons will remain in effect …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The traffic changes will start Wednesday night, according to the NJDOT.
The state Department of Transportation is moving to the next stage of reconstruction of Route 33 over Peddie Lake, and shifting the traffic lanes to accommodate the work, according to a news release. The lane shifts will begin Wednesday night, according to the NJDOT. However, if it rains Wednesday, the lane shifts will be postponed to Thursday. The southbound travel land on Route 33 will be reopened, and the northbound right-turn lane will close, shifting the traffic to the southbound lanes, the NJDOT said. Two lanes will be open, one in each direction, at all times. The NJDOT said the northbound lane that is open will be combined as a turn lane and through lane, and pedestrian traffic will be allowed on the southbound side of the bridge …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Trucks and NJ Transit buses will be detoured from the downtown and there will be parking restrictions in the Borough.
Construction will begin Thursday night on the Route 33 bridge in Hightstown, a week after it was scheduled to start, trucks will not be allowed in the downtown and the NJ Transit bus route will change, according to the state’s Department of Transportation and the Borough. The project was delayed last week after the contractor was still ordering supplies for the start, the DOT said. Berto Construction Inc. was hired to complete the work, which is estimated to cost $655,000. In August 2011, Hurricane Irene hammered the state, and water in Peddie Lake rushed over the top of the dam and through the downtown, damaging the bridge. Temporary barriers were set up until construction could begin. The DOT said they will replace the sidewalks and …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The new start date is July 5.
The Route 33 bridge project scheduled to start Thursday has been pushed back until next week, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. NJ DOT spokesman Joe Dee said the contractor is still ordering supplies. The anticipated start date is July 5. Dee would not elaborate on the details of the project or detour, stating a press release would be issued early next week with more information. Last week the Borough Council established a seven-ton weight limit for the bridge, between Stockton and Franklin streets, through resolution for the duration of the construction. Large trucks will be kept on major roads, and those over seven tons will not be able to access the downtown, said Borough Administrator Michael Theokas. In …
Friday, June 1, 2012
All lanes on Route 33 have been reopened.
Firefighters had to cut through a damaged sport utility vehicle Friday afternoon to free the driver after the SUV she was driving and a car were involved in a crash in East Windsor, a fire official said. The crash at Route 33 and Twin Rivers Drive in East Windsor happened around 11:30 a.m. and it took firefighters about 20 minutes to get the woman, identified as Linda Prince, 66, of Aventura, Fla., out of the SUV, said East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company #2 Chief Barry Rashkin and East Windsor police. She was transported to CentraState Medical Center in Freehold for minor injuries. Prince was driving south on Twin Rivers Drive North, going across Route 33, when her SUV collided with a car traveling west on Route 33, police said. The driver…
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The collision remains under investigation, police said.
A 22-year-old was hit by a car while crossing Route 33 near the Hess gas station Wednesday night, police said. East Windsor resident Nyquan Shiggs was believed to have been crossing the westbound lanes of traffic toward the gas station around 9:40 p.m. when a car driven by South Brunswick resident Mary Siegert, 54, struck him, East Windsor police said. Shiggs was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center at Fuld Trenton for serious injuries to his head, neck and chest, police said. Siegert did not report any injuries. No charges have been filed and the collision remains under investigation by the East Windsor Police Department and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. Police said traffic was detoured for about two hours while they …
The three car crash sent three people to the hospital.
A three-car crash where one car flipped on its roof on Route 33 Wednesday sent three people to the hospital, all with non-life threatening injuries, police said. Millstone resident Raquel Dossantos, 22, rear-ended a Toyota Corolla driven by Akhilesh Khare, 35, of Monroe, as it was slowing in traffic near Twin Rivers Drive North around 10:15 a.m., police said. Dossantos’ BMW then veered off the roadway to the right then steered back to the roadway, hit another car and flipped over, coming to a rest on the roof. The second car that was struck was a BMW driven by 69-year-old Lee Mergentime, of Monroe, police said. Dossantos had head and facial injuries, and was transported to CentraState Medical Center, Freehold. Khare and Mergentime were …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The collision sent four to the hospital.
Police say a 53-year-old Colts Neck man was intoxicated when he slammed into another car while driving the wrong way on Route 33 near Twin Rivers Saturday night. Bruno Savo was driving westbound in the eastbound lane on Route 33 when he collided nearly head on with another vehicle carrying three people around 8 p.m., East Windsor police said. He had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol, and was transported to CentraState Hospital for a laceration on his head, police said. The three people in the other vehicle were transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The driver had hip pain, the front passenger had leg and facial injuries and the rear passenger had abdominal and clavicle injuries, police said. Savo was charged with …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Hightstown Borough Engineer and a rep from the New Jersey Department of Transportation will be at Tuesday's council meeting.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Hightstown Borough Council will discuss the route 33 bridge project at tonight's meeting to help inform residents more about the construction. Someone from the New Jersey Department of Transportation and Carmela Roberts, the Borough Engineer, will be attending the council meeting, according to council member Selena Bibens. The discussion was delayed after a NJDOT rep was not able to attend the last council meeting. Bibens has told Patch she asked for this discussion to help with any confusion community members may have. Any member of the public with a question about the project can email council members, Bibens said.