Thursday, May 2, 2013
Restriction to implement NJDOT improvements to last about 50 days.
Short term improvements on Route 22 will continue Friday, as the highway goes down to one lane in a section of Bridgewater for about 50 days. According to a release from the Bridgewater Township Police Department, Route 22 East will be reduced to one lane between the New Jersey State Police Barracks and the Mountain Avenue entrance. This is expected to last for about 50 days. Green Construction Inc. is closing the right travel lane to through traffic. For an approximately 0.3-mile stretch, the section of the road will go from two lanes to one until mid June, unless the work is finished earlier. The work is part of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s short term improvements, and will include drainage, curbing and resurfacing of …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The two-car accident occurred on Route 22 West early Thursday morning.
A Bound Brook resident was killed in a two-car motor vehicle accident on Route 22 West Thursday morning that shut down one lane for about four hours, according to a release from the Bridgewater Township Police Department. Esperanza Guardado, 45, was a passenger in one of the vehicles, and was pronounced dead at the scene. According to police, Manville resident Silvia Marin was driving her Honda Civic on Route 22 West in the area of North Adamsville Road when she lost control of her vehicle for unknown reasons and struck a Nissan being driven by Hasmukh Talsania, of Jersey City. Both vehicles left the roadway into the left shoulder, police said, and the Honda struck a tree. Guardado was a passenger in the Honda, and was pronounced dead at 6…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Four pedestrians were killed on the highway in two years.
Route 22 has been named the most dangerous road in Somerset County by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC), based on data that shows four pedestrians were killed on the highway between 2010 and 2011. The seemingly most dangerous stretch of Route 22, based on the number of deaths, runs through Bridgewater in the vicinity of North Bridge Street to Adamsville Road, areas the New Jersey Department of Transportation is currently putting a focus on for its Route 22 improvements that will include better interchanges in the area of Route 287. The report, generated by the non-profit organization which seeks transportation reform in New York and New Jersey, detailed and designated a single most dangerous road per county in every county in …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Work in Bridgewater aimed at making safer exits.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Most of the initial work will involve overnight lane closures.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation is preparing to begin its short-term improvements on the Route 22 corridor through Bridgewater and Somerville, with a plan to do the work mostly in the overnight hours. According to a release from the NJDOT, Green Construction Inc. is planning to begin preliminary construction activity this week, including sign installation and field mobilization. Available travel lanes will be maintained on Route 22 between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. during the week while construction continues. The work, the release said, is scheduled to be done with overnight lane closures and permanent shoulder closures that will include traffic shifts. As construction continues, there will be a period of about seven weeks when Route …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Intersections and traffic signals will be improved from Bridgewater to Mountainside.
- Mike Deak
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Changes to Route 22 in Green Brook will be relatively minor in the state Department of Transportation’s plan to improve traffic flow on the highway between Route 287 in Bridgewater and Mountainside. The project, which is scheduled to start this fall and be completed by spring 2014, will integrate 18 traffic signals on the 14-mile stretch of highway into one system. Seven intersections will also be improved to improve traffic flow, according to the DOT. Six television cameras will be installed to allow monitoring at the Statewide Traffic Management Center in Woodbridge. Two message signs will also be installed to inform motorists about delays. According to the DOT, many of the improvements and installation of electronic equipment will be …