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Delays Possible on Alexander Street in Princeton This Week

Traffic will alternate on Alexander Street near the intersection of University Place sometimes this week as construction workers continue to demolish buildings along Alexander Street to make way for Princeton University’s arts and transit project, police said.  The demolition is part of a preparation phase will last until about mid June.

Starting in mid June, for a six-week period, a portion of Alexander Street will be closed while utilities are placed underground. A patrol officer will be at the intersection of University Place and College Avenue to make sure traffic moves smoothly. Alexander Street will be closed between College Avenue and University Place from mid October until February of 2014, and a bypass road will be created.

From the fall of 2013 until the summer of 2014, Dinky shuttle riders will have to catch the train at a temporary station located about a quarter mile south of the existing station. The temporary station, which will be located about 1,210 feet from the existing dinky station, will be located at the southern end of a new commuter lot that is expected to be built by the fall.

The arts and transit project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2017.

 

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

1 comment

  • I hope this is not the beginning of the end for the Dinky. Ask my friends, I am not typically a nay sayer, but 1/4 mile further away will be discouraging for some riders who walk to the station. Does Planet Princeton know anything about the temporary parking options for that location?

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