Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Widening and straightening of roadway will last through at least November, police said.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Tuesday, January 15
A major road repair project will interrupt traffic daily on Mountain Boulevard through November, Watchung Police said. The widening and straightening of Mountain Boulevard will cause traffic interruptions Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., police said. The project wil repave, widen and take some of the curve out of the road between the Warren Township border and Anderson Road. Traffic will be impacted through at least November, police said. Drivers are advised to slow down in this area and to expect some delays, police said. Traffic has been compounded on Mountain Boulevard by the ongoing water main replacement project on the road's south side.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
With backed-up traffic and slow going commutes for the next few months, what are your plans for working around it?
A pair of major projects on Mountain Boulevard in Watchung started last week, and area drivers have had a chance to check out the traffic problems the work is creating—and to find a work around to the congestion. Traffic during the daytime is currently limited to one lane, as the New Jersey American Water Co. replaces a water main on the road's south side. The work is expected to take about eight weeks to complete, and will include some Saturday construction. But coming on the heels of the water main work will be Somerset County's widening and repaving project, which will extend drivers' discomfort on the road. So how are you getting around it? Do you have a favorite detour route—or do you skip Mountain Boulevard altogether? Add you …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
County project aims to widen, straighten sections of road in Watchung.
As plans to improve a section of Mountain Boulevard in Watchung proceed, some residents living along the road have been trying to make sure the rural nature of the area remains, borough officials say. Cutting down trees and adding sidewalks would certainly change the nature of the bucolic drive, and while plans for sidewalks are included in the county's designs, sidewalks are not part of the project. "As much as safety is an issue, you don't want to make it an interstate highway, either," Borough Administrator Thomas Atkins said. "And the county doesnt want to, either." The project wil repave, widen and take some of the curve out of the road between the Warren Township border and Anderson Road. The county will offer area residents a chance…