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, February 14, 2013
But traffic remained delayed for hours.
All lanes have been reopened along Route 287 north as of before 8 a.m. on Thursday, following an earlier crash near milepost 31 in Harding Township. However, traffic on 287 northbound continued to be delayed for hours, into the afternoon, for miles south of exit 30. The accident had left a tractor trailer overturned as of 7 a.m. Thursday, according to police. At that time, traffic was being diverted off Route 287 northbound at exit 30, said state police in Somerville barracks. Exit 30 north heading back onto the highway was closed at that time, state police said. Local police said traffic was heavy on the North Maple Avenue in Bernards Township. The accident along Route 287 northbound around milepost 31 in Harding Township resulted in …
Friday, February 8, 2013
State police out cleaning up, but traffic is not blocked.
State police in Somerville said troopers were out on I-78 and Route 287 responding to about 14 to 15 accidentsin the Bernards Township area between about 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, as snow and an icy hail continued to fall on roads. A two-car accident at about 1 p.m. on I-78 westbound at milepost 28, just west of the intersection with Route 287, resulted in no major injuries, according to state police. He said a trooper was at the scene after 2 p.m., but traffic was flowing smoothly. A bypasser said that a car was on the median in that mishap. The Basking Ridge Fire Co. was seen heading to a crash on Route 287 northbound at milepost 25.5 at about 1:30 p.m. Another car had skidded off the road at mile marker 28.6 on Route 297 southbound shortly…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Cause not yet determined Monday for weekend van fire on Rte. 287, with propane tanks aboard burning vehicle, extinguished by Basking Ridge Fire Co.
The Basking Ridge Fire Co. and Emergency Medical Services unit, with back-up, brought down an intensely heated fire burning under insulation inside a Salvation Army disaster relief van on Route 287 North in Basking Ridge on Saturday morning. Warned before they arrived, the firefighters and emergency workers had to remove 20-pound propane tanks that were part of the van's equipment before they could fully tackle the fire. Until the propane could be removed, state police closed off all lanes of the highway for about an hour near milepost 29, right before exit 30 into Basking Ridge, said Jack McGrath, public information officer for the Basking Ridge Fire Company. Cause not determined Monday before noon The exact cause of the fire had not been…
Friday, December 23, 2011
Signal would ease situation of traffic turning across road when exiting highway.
Initial installation work has begun on a new traffic signal at the end of the I-287 southbound ramp onto Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge, but activation is not expected until early next year, said a state Department of Transportation spokesman. The light cannot be turned on until completion of necessary underground utility location work, said Tim Greeley, DOT spokesman. Greeley said the signal will operate on a standard two-phase operation, with Mount Airy Road being the main phase and the I-287 ramp being the actuated phase. The location will include pedestrian cross-walks and push buttons, according to Greeley.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Friends and colleagues recall the Buckalews and Rakesh Chawla as busy, giving.
The deaths of the Buckalew family and Rakesh Chawla resonated Wednesday from the Passaic River Valley in New Jersey to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. The Buckalews–Jeffrey, 45, his wife Corinne, 45, their children, Jackson, 9, and Meriwether, 6, and their family dog–and Chawla died Tuesday when the plane piloted by Jeffrey Buckalew crashed into the median of Route 287 in Morris Township. The accident is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. Jeffrey Buckalew was partner and managing director at Greenhill & Co. LLC of New York and Chawla, 36, was a managing partner for the investment bank. News of the accident was reported by media outlets from New York to North Carolina, on business newspapers and websites, in…
Investigator confirms Jeffrey Buckalew's plane was icing before fatal accident.
A day after the airplane crash on Route 287 that killed all five passengers and a dog, air safety investigators confirmed Wednesday that Pilot Jeffrey Buckalew's plane had been picking up some ice at about 18,000 feet prior to the fatal accident. "How much? We may never know," said Ralph Hicks, a lead investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board. Reports of a number of pilots in icing conditions at the time of the crash has lead to speculation that ice could have played a part in the accident. Investigators have said, however, that the investigation will not be finished for at least six to 12 months, and stressed it's far too early to come to any conclusions. Crews completed recovery Wednesday along and in the highway of the …
Aviation writer Mark Phelps said multiple reports of icing conditions stood out in last audio communication.
The 2005 Socata TBM700 Pilot Jeffrey Buckalew flew–and which ultimately crashed onto Route 287 in Morris Township Monday, killing all passengers–was a very sophisticated airplane. That, according to Mark Phelps who, besides being an instrument rated licensed private pilot, has logged over 2,000 flying hours and has written for 30 years about aviation. The owner and sole operator of a 1954 Beech E35 Bonanza, the Basking Ridge resident said Buckalew's plane, with its single engine, was "within the relatively rational grasp" for someone who is not a professional pilot. "For a properly trained and current pilot, it's really no more difficult than what I fly. In some ways it may be easier," Phelps said. "It's a very capable airplane. Its Pratt…
Edited audio posted by LeHighValleysBravest.com
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Police raced to Route 287 Tuesday as reports came in of a plane crashing into Route 287 near exit 35, sending wreckage as much as a half-mile away. Ultimately, investigators learned all five people on board—the pilot, four family members and a coworker—were killed. LeHighValleysBravest.com, which covers firefighters and other rescue personnel, has posted this audio of emergency dispatch communications to its YouTube channel. Police can be heard first getting word of the accident, then describing the billowing smoke and destruction. The audio is edited and under a creative common license, and was obtained by LeHigh Valley's Bravest from Radioreference.com. Though all occupants of the plane were killed, no motorists were hurt in Tuesday's …
Pilot Jeffrey F. Buckalew's wife, children, dog were aboard. Also lost, coworker Rakesh Chawla
- POLICE & FIRE
- On NJ.com
Wednesday, December 21, 2011