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Amwell Road Construction Schedule Released

Amwell Road Construction Schedule Released

The resurfacing and curb ramp work on a section of Amwell Road is scheduled to begin on Oct. 17 and last through Oct. 24. The work entails milling and paving Amwell Road between Cedar Grove and DeMott lanes, and installing ADA-compliant curb ramps at the Amwell intersections of Cedar Grove and DeMott lanes. According to […]

Paving, Traffic Signal Upgrades On Tap For Section Of Amwell Road

Paving, Traffic Signal Upgrades On Tap For Section Of Amwell Road

A repaving project on a section of Amwell Road is expected to begin later this month and extend into October. Amwell between DeMott and Cedar Grove lanes will be repaved, and new ADA-compliant traffic and pedestrian signalization will be installed at the Amwell intersections of DeMott and Cedar Grove, said Somerset County engineer Matt Loper. […]

Colonial Park Spray Park Ribbon-Cutting Postponed Due To Bacteria In Water

Colonial Park Spray Park Ribbon-Cutting Postponed Due To Bacteria In Water

High levels of coliform bacteria in the water have scuttled plans for an Aug. 16 ribbon-cutting of the Colonial Park Spray Park. The latest test results on the water, expected back to the Somerset County Park Commission by the evening of Aug. 16, will determine whether the ill-fated park can be opened during the week […]

Updated: August Opening Eyed For Colonial Park Spray Park

Updated: August Opening Eyed For Colonial Park Spray Park

Update: Somerset County Park Commission officials are waiting to receive the final state environmental approval before opening the spray park, which will delay the opening past the expected Aug. 1. Construction on the spray park, located in Colonial Park, is expected to be finished on July 31, said Geoffrey Soriano, secretary-director of the park commission. […]

Colonial Park Perennial Garden To Be Demolished, Rebuilt

Colonial Park Perennial Garden To Be Demolished, Rebuilt

A project to demolish and reconstruct the Perennial Garden in Colonial Park is expected to start in late August. The garden, a popular site for wedding pictures and other events, is expected to be restored by mid-November. Bids for the $166,000 project are now being solicited. The bid opening is Aug. 1, and the contract […]

Colonial Park Spray Park Delayed Yet Again As County Changes Contractors

Colonial Park Spray Park Delayed Yet Again As County Changes Contractors

The opening of the Colonial Park spray park has been delayed yet again, this time to late summer, after the project’s original contractor had to be replaced. The spray park, located next to the playground on Colonial Drive, was originally expected to be opened in the summer of 2018. Delays in permitting and other issues […]

Somerset County Seeks Hunting Rights Bids For Trap Rock Property

Somerset County Seeks Hunting Rights Bids For Trap Rock Property

Somerset County is looking for bids for hunting rights on four parcels it owns, including one in the township. The Franklin parcel consists of 149 acres and is known as the Stavola/Trap Rock parcel, which is bordered by Route 518, Canal and Old Georgetown roads. Somerset County bought most of the property in 2014 for […]

Construction Begins On Colonial Park Spray Park

Construction Begins On Colonial Park Spray Park

Construction is underway on the newest addition to Colonial Park: A spray park. The spray park should be open by late summer, a county engineer said Abraham General Construction of West Orange won the $819,036 contract for the park from the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders in December, 2017. Located adjacent to the playground […]

Updated: Somerset County Freeholders Will Fund Completion Of Route 518 Bridge; Were Democrats Told?

Updated: Somerset County Freeholders Will Fund Completion Of Route 518 Bridge; Were Democrats Told?

Update: Township Mayor Phil Kramer said he was not informed of the deal, and that he heard about it through friends after the Township Council meeting. “As far as not being included in the initial statement I couldn’t care less,” he said in an email. “My goal is to get the bridge fixed and nothing […]

Work Set For Two Intersections On Easton Avenue, Expected to Last Four Months

Work Set For Two Intersections On Easton Avenue, Expected to Last Four Months

A $1 million project to upgrade two Easton Avenue intersections is set to begin on March 14 and is expected to last up to four months. The work, contracted and paid for by Somerset County, will be conducted at Easton and Willow avenues, and at the Easton Mall jug handle by Black Rock Enterprises of […]

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