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Route 206 in Princeton to be closed during the day starting next week

Route 206 will be closed from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for about seven days beginning next Wednesday, the New Jersey Department of Transportation announced today.

Officials said the road closure is necessary to relocate utility wires in advance of the project to repair the bridge over the Stony Brook.

Beginning on March 29 and continuing every day through April 5, Route 206 will be closed in both directions near the Stony Brook bridges between Lovers Lane and Carter Road to allow PSE&G to relocate wires to new utility poles.  Access to Route 206 up to the bridge will only be available for local traffic.

Due to the condition of the existing bridges at the Stony Brook, a temporary concrete barrier curb was put in place for safety, which narrows the roadway. To ensure safety to the motoring public and PSE&G workers, the road needs to be closed and detoured so PSE&G can safely setup a work zone.

There has been a signed truck detour in place for vehicles weighing more than 20 tons since the emergency repairs were done in February 2016, and this detour will remain in place throughout construction for the permanent repairs. During this temporary daytime closure for the utility relocation, there also will be detours in place for trucks over 4 tons and for cars.

Car Detour (March 29 – April 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Northbound – From Route 206 north, traffic will be directed to take a left on Carter Road, right on Rosedale Road, and then a right on Elm Road back to Route 206.

Southbound – From Route 206 south, traffic will be directed to take a left on Lovers Lane, right on Mercer Road, and a right on Hutchinson Drive back to Route 206.

Truck detour over 4 tons (March 29 – April 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Northbound – From Route 206 north, turn left on Carter Road, then right on County Route 518 back to Route 206.

Southbound – From Route 206 south, turn right on County Route 518, then left at Route 31 South to I-95 north back to Route 206.

Truck detour over 20 Tons (regional) – in place now

Northbound – From Route 206 north take I-95 south to Route 31 north to Route 202 north back to Route 206 at the Somerville Circle.

Southbound – From Route 206 south take Route 202 south at the Somerville Circle to Route 31 south to I-95 north back to Route 206.

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.

  • Jackie Maye Olsen

    What about the current sign from july 5th-March 2017! There are no specifications on where 206 is to be closed

  • Khürt L. Williams

    How will this affect residents in that area between Lovers Lane and Carter Road? And motorists trying to get to locations on that stretch of road?

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