An alternate proposal to improve the traffic flow along the Route 1 corridor in the Princeton, West Windsor and Plainsboro area will be discussed at the Princeton Council meeting tomorrow night (Monday, April 8) in the main meeting room of the municipal complex at 400 Witherspoon Street. The Council will meet in closed session at 6 p.m. and then hold its public session.
The new Route 1 proposal, called “the Princeton Concept”, calls for the creation of some new connector roads that run parallel to Route One on both sides of the highway, as well as a new connector road on the east side of Route 1 that runs parallel to Fisher Place. Two new jughandle-like connector roads also would be created at a new traffic light north of Washington Road. A new traffic circle would be created in the Fairview Avenue neighborhood in West Windsor.
A new traffic light and the two jughandles that were proposed recently by the NJDOT between Washington Road and Harrison Street have been eliminated in this proposal. The traffic light at Washington Road has also been eliminated as part of the concept plan.
The concept was prepared after area mayors met to discuss the NJDOT’s recent proposal and alternatives. The plan is only a draft for review and discussion.The diagram was prepared by the West Windsor Engineering Department.
West Windsor residents who live in the Penns Neck area reacted with shock when seeing the concept plan today. They had not seen it yet and some were surprised and upset to see a circles proposed for a residential area.
A full-size image of the Princeton Concept can be viewed by following the link.