Princeton Area Road Construction Update: Washington Road Resurfacing Begins Aug. 19

roadclosedWashington Road between Prospect Avenue and Faculty Road is scheduled to be milled and resurfaced starting Monday, Aug. 19. The project is expected to take 10 working days, weather permitting. Washington Road will be closed between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays during the project. Motorists will be detoured on to Prospect Avenue, Harrison Street, and Faculty Road during the closure.

In preparation for the re-opening of the Alexander Street detour Monday, Aug. 19, University Place is being repaved. The project is expected to last through Aug. 17.Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on University Place during the repaving work, but there may be intermittent delays. On Sunday, Aug. 18 there will be work on the traffic lights at the intersections of University Place and College Road and Alexander Street and University Place. There may be intermittent delays as this work takes place, officials said.

Traffic on Dickinson Street will be limited to one-lane, alternating, Aug. 19 through Aug. 23 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. while utility work is completed in the area.

Portions of Snowden Lane will be closed Aug. 19 through Aug. 23, from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for utility work. Detours will be posted in the area.

On Aug. 19 and 20, crews will be working on a fiber optic network in the Mt. Lucas Road and Herrontown Road areas between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Police will be assisting with traffic control.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation will resurface about six miles of Route 206 in both directions from just south of Bridgepoint Road in Montgomery to Doctors Way in Hillsborough, Somerset County starting next week. All travel lanes will be open during peak period hours.  Repaving work requiring single-lane closures, with alternating traffic patterns, will be done daily between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.  (8 a.m. on Saturdays).  Access to all businesses and residences along the state highway will be maintained throughout construction.


  1. What about the closing of 206N near the intersection of Nassau Street? For some reason that was closed last night with no-detour warnings until it was too late. Everyone headed north on 206N into Montgomery was inconvenience having to drive down Nassau Street through the middle of Princeton. Wasted 20 minutes of my life.

    1. We posted a warning on Facebook and Twitter twice last night about the polide down on Route 206.

      1. I didn’t see them unfortunately as I was already on my way home. I guess that construction crew on 206N got a little too zealous with their work. Sigh! I was stuck going through Nassau. Added 20 minutes to my 30 minute commute from Trenton. Sucked!

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