Monday, February 25, 2013
This would be in connection with the NJDOT's decision to elongate exit 22A on Route 287.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation is working on some major changes to the interchanges around routes 287, 78 and 202/206 in Bedminster, and officials are proposing an additional plan that could improve travel for residents and visitors in the area. “There is a plan for a significant change in the mixing bowl that is routes 287 and 78,” Bedminster Mayor Steve Parker said at the Feb. 19 township committee meeting. The NJDOT is planning changes to the intersections at I-78, Route 287 and Route 202/206 to improve traffic. First, Parker said, is the intersection of Route 202/206 and exit 22A off Route 287. “The issue is that this is the exit that wraps around the Exxon and feeds into the southbound lane and right onto the jughandle …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Starting Saturday, main route linking northern Somerset with Morris County will be closed in both directions for a week.
The Route 202 bridge over the Passaic River, just north of Grain House Restaurant where Bernards Township in Somerset County connects with Harding Township in Morris County, is scheduled to close for a full week beginning Saturday evening to allow a new bridge to be installed, state officials announced Thursday. Beginning around 7 p.m. Saturday, the New Jersey Department of Transportation will close Route 202 in both directions over the bridge across a span of the Passaic River at the northern Basking Ridge border. During the time leading up to when the bridge is estimated to reopen at approximately 7 p.m. next Saturday, Aug. 25, NJDOT’s contractor, Joseph Sanzari, Inc., will demolish the existing, structurally deficient bridge and …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The piece of the road spans between Bridgewater and Bedminster.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Traffic light activated on Mount Airy Road at Exit 26 interchange with Interstate 287.
After a few days' test period as a flashing light, the traffic signal at Mount Airy Road and the exit 26 Interstate 287 ramp intersection is fully functional. The new light was due to be switched on to full activation early this week, following the "flash" test period over the weekend, Tim Greeley, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, said last Friday. As of Monday early afternoon, the light was working for traffic in both directions — as well as cars exiting from Route 287 that before the light had to cross both lanes of traffic to make a left turn. The New Jersey DOT already in January had completed installation of the new traffic signal, but needed to wait for the local utility company to activate the light, Greeley …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Public information session on bridge replacement project by Olde Mill Inn scheduled for Feb. 28.
With an approximately six-month project to replace a small concrete bridge along Route 202 just north of the Olde Mill Inn due to begin within a weeks, Bernards Township Engineer Tom Timko said the state has scheduled a public session on Feb. 28 to outline the project and its impact on traffic. The bridge replacement will be carried out in three stages, according to a letter sent out earlier this month by the state Department of Transportation. During stages one and two of the project, involving preparation for the demolition and reconstruction, Route 202 will be open to traffic from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, the letter said. The small and crumbling concrete bridge barely visible to passing traffic is located in Harding …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Safety initiative comes after death of three teenagers in October
A variety of safety measures will sweep New Jersey Transit lines within the next year or so, transportation officials announced Wednesday, in an effort to reduce the number of accidental train deaths across the state. The safety improvements, which include improved signage, warning systems and educational programs, are the result of a three-month study by the Safety Along Railroads Leadership Oversight Committee, formed in wake of the deaths of three teenagers by New Jersey Transit trains last October. "We are really energized about this with a sense of purpose to move forward from the sorrow and grief of each railroad fatality," said James Simpson, commissioner of New Jersey Department of Transportation, at a press conference Wednesday at…