The reopening of Quaker Road has been delayed until the end of March, Mercer County officials confirmed today.The route is one of a few alternatives to Route 1 that drivers use to travel in and out of the Princeton area.
“The projected completion date has been moved back because of episodes of poor weather during the project period,” County Spokeswoman Julie Willmot said. “Hurricane Sandy damage delayed the project about three weeks, and following that, historic storm flooding of the Stony Brook further prohibited work on the span, delaying the project approximately another two weeks.”
Quaker Road was closed down between Province Line Road and Mercer Road starting Aug. 20 so that workers could replace the bridge over the Stonybrook. The bridge replacement project was originally expected to be completed within four to six months.
During the project, local access is still available from Princeton Pike to the Friends School, the Updike Farmstead, and private residences just north of the bridge.