WEST WINDSOR, N.J.—Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes today joined with Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein and West Windsor Mayor Shing Fu-Hsueh to announce several road safety improvements to Old Trenton Road in the vicinity of Bear Creek Village in West Windsor.
“This administration has made a priority of providing open and responsive government to the citizens of Mercer County, and today’s announcement continues our commitment” began Hughes. “Local residents had brought a serious roadway safety hazard to our attention and asked for help in fixing the problem before tragedy could occur. I’m here today to tell West Windsor that Mercer County has heard you, and we’ve answered your call”.
Residents of the Bear Creek Village senior community had asked Mercer County for assistance in improving traffic safety along Old Trenton Road after several near-miss head on collisions due to the confluence of the Bear Creek Village exit road onto Old Trenton Road and the Old Trenton Road passing zone. The initial application to the New Jersey State Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to remove the passing zone was rejected, leading Mercer County to install increased signage in the area. After several more near-miss incidents, the County Executive joined with State legislators to lobby NJDOT to remove the passing lane again. NJDOT reversed their decision, and the road was re-striped today.
“This is a quality of life issue,” said Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein. “When you think about how many families are in this community, obviously their safety is a factor. I commend County Executive Hughes for this latest action and for his vision as to how the overall safety of this area should be addressed in the future.”
“I’d like to thank County Executive Hughes for providing assistance in working with West Windsor Township and NJDOT,” said Mayor Shing Fu-Hsueh. “This is exactly what our community needs and we look forward to working cooperatively with Mercer County to best serve our constituents.”