Princeton area road closure update for Sept. 13 and beyond

Route 29

The Route 29 southbound ramp to Route 1 southbound in Trenton will be closed and detoured from 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 until 4 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, and again on Wednesday and Thursday nights at the same time. State officials said the ramp closures are necessary for the installation of new lighting poles on the parapet wall. Drivers on Route 29 southbound wishing to take the ramp to Route 1 southbound will take the Cass Street exit and follow the posted detour. The work is part of a $1.5 million state-funded traffic signal relamping project taking place in Mercer County and nine other counties.

Sunset Road in Montgomery

Sunset Road in Montgomery is closed from Route 206 to Kildee because multiple utility poles are down. The closure is expected to last into the night. PSEG is on the scene making repairs.

Province Line Road

County Contractors began a milling and paving project on Province Line Road on Sept. 12. The road is being resurfaced between Rosedale Road and the Stony Brook Tributary Boundary.  Officials expect that this work will take about two weeks to complete. Province Line Road is closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Drivers should use Rosedale Road, Christopher Drive, Ettl Circle, and Walker Drive.

Old Trenton Road

Contractors for Mercer County will mill and pave a section of Old Trenton Road beginning Sept. 19. due to deteriorated pavement surface conditions, Old Trenton Road/County Route 535 will be resurfaced between Princeton-Hightstown Road in East Windsor Township and Dorchester Drive in West Windsor Township. The project is expected to take two weeks to complete. Motorists traveling north on Old Trenton Road will take a detour onto Dorchester Drive, then go left onto Dutch Neck Road, then left onto One Mile Road, then left onto Princeton-Hightstown Road to Old Trenton Road. Motorists traveling south on Old Trenton Road will take a detour onto Princeton-Hightstown Road, then left onto Southfield Road, and then a left onto Village Road East to Old Trenton Road.

Witherspoon Street project update

Concrete barriers have been installed on Witherspoon Street between Nassau Street and Spring Street. Contractors will continue the demolition and construction of the roadway and sidewalk on the west side and the installation of stormwater utilities the week of Sept. 12. This work is scheduled to continue through early to mid-October. There will be a 4 to 5-foot walking path near businesses for pedestrians. During the week of Sept. 19th, sanitary sewer main replacement will occur overnight at the Paul Robeson Place/Wiggins Street and Witherspoon Street intersection.

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One Comment

  1. They are fixing Witherspoon street right? It is pretty annoying how it is one way only in that section near Nassau street. Disrupts the entire traffic flow.

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