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Queens Bridge Closed Sept. 8; Expected To Last Two Months

Queens Bridge Closed Sept. 8; Expected To Last Two Months

The Queens Bridge between South Bound Brook and Bound Brook is expected to be closed at 9 p.m. Sept. 8 for emergency repairs. The repairs should last about two months, said Stephen Schapiro, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation. Schapiro said the work will not entail a replacement of the bridge, just repairs […]

Queens Bridge Repair Schedule ‘Not Yet Determined’

Queens Bridge Repair Schedule ‘Not Yet Determined’

Despite announcements released by Bound Brook officials, a final schedule for the repair work to the Queens Bridge has not yet been determined, according to a state spokesman. The bridge, which connects South Bound Brook and Bound Brook, is scheduled for “high priority structural repairs,” according to an announcement from Bound Brook. The announcement also […]

Get Ready For The Mess; South Middlebush Road To Be Closed For Three Months

Get Ready For The Mess; South Middlebush Road To Be Closed For Three Months

A three-month bridge replacement project – slated to start June 28 – is expected to cause massive delays along South Middlebush Road and surrounding roads. Come mid-September, according to the plan, the $745,000 project will result in a brand-new, wider bridge, according to documents on file with the Somerset County Public Works Department. During the […]

Stalled (Again) Route 518 Bridge Replacement Project Could Re-Start This Week

Stalled (Again) Route 518 Bridge Replacement Project Could Re-Start This Week

Work on the Route 518 bridge is expected to resume this week, nearly two weeks after contractors found traces of a possible carcinogen in the ground around the construction area. Workers found creosote, a wood preservation chemical, in the ground and water near the bridge earlier this month. Work was immediately stopped so that an […]

Police Body Cam Program Hits Bump; Original Cameras Obsolete, Needed Replacement

Police Body Cam Program Hits Bump; Original Cameras Obsolete, Needed Replacement

Technology, like time, waits for no one. Township police found that out recently when the decision was made to roll out the body worn camera program, a pilot program using cameras that had been purchased in 2015 through a grant from the state Attorney General. The plan hit a road bump recently when police officials […]

Six Mile Run Bridge Replacement Project On South Middlebush Road Progresses

Six Mile Run Bridge Replacement Project On South Middlebush Road Progresses

South Middlebush Road commuters and residents, brace yourselves: The Six Mile Run bridge replacement is moving forward. Work is expected to begin this summer, and will result in road closures and detours, a county official said. The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders is advertising for bids for the project, which county engineers have estimated […]

State: Route 518 Bridge Work To Resume Nov. 21

State: Route 518 Bridge Work To Resume Nov. 21

The bridge replacement project on Route 518 between the township and Rocky Hill is set to resume on Nov. 21, a state spokesman said. Work on the $2.75 million project was halted on July 8, when Gov. Chris Christie signed Executive Order 210, which froze funding for all Transportation Trust Fund -funded road projects not […]

Road Construction Projects Will Result In Road Closures, Traffic

Road Construction Projects Will Result In Road Closures, Traffic

Two road construction projects in different parts of the township promise to snarl traffic for a while. Work planned for a section of DeMott Lane is expected to last into September, while another project on Route 27 in Franklin Park is slated for the weekend of Aug. 26-29. Both projects will result in road closures. […]

Library Board Considers Televising Its Meetings

Library Board Considers Televising Its Meetings

At the prompting of Mayor Phillip Kramer, the Library Board of Trustees is researching the cost of recording and televising its monthly meetings. The trustees meet in the library’s Historical Records room. Kramer, who has long been a proponent of public bodies televising their meetings, said the trustees could meet in the Township Council chamber, which is […]

Churchill Ave., Canal Rd. Get Makeovers

Churchill Ave., Canal Rd. Get Makeovers

Another round of road reconstruction projects has begun. Churchill Avenue between Route 27 and Veronica Road will be closed to through traffic for about the next two weeks as it is milled and repaved. Once that project is completed, the same contractor – Top Line Construction of Somerville – will head over to Canal Road to […]

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