WASHINGTON TWP, N.J.—Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes cut a ribbon to dedicate the new Robbinsville-Edinburg Road bridge over Miry Run today at a mid-day ceremony.
“Rebuilding this bridge is a direct investment in Washington Township,” said Hughes. “Today’s opening strengthens our infrastructure, helps to ease our commutes and prepares for the future.”
Mercer County Bridge #941.7 carrying Robbinsville-Edinburg Road/County Route 526 over Miry Run was first constructed in 1930, and had not had rehabilitation work completed on it since. The structure was rated as structurally deficient in 2003 by county engineers and slated for replacement. The new structure has two 12’ lanes, two 10’ shoulders, and a 6’ sidewalk. The total cost of the project was more than $1 million dollars. 2/3 of the total project cost is from previously unspent capital transportation funds from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), and the other 1/3 was paid for by the Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.
Hughes also noted a recently-announced spate of roadwork projects that Mercer County has undertaken countywide, including installation of 2.2 miles of raised pavement markers designed to increase visibility and .6 miles of restriping in Washington Township.
“By aggressively pursuing grant funding that was owed to Mercer County from NJDOT, we are able to rebuild our transportation system without raising property taxes,” continued Hughes. “My administration will continue to strive to seek out new ways to best serve our taxpayers and make our roadways safer.”
“Everyone in Washington Township has looked forward to the bridge reopening, and we thank the county for completing this project before summer begins,” stated Mayor David Fried, who also attended the ceremony.