MEDIA CONTACT:  Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137

TRENTON, N.J. - The bridge carrying Quaker Road over Stony Brook was closed for reconstruction Aug. 20, with construction expected to be completed in mid-February of next year, weather permitting (construction duration 180 calendar days).  The bridge is located between Province Line Road in Lawrence and Mercer Road/Princeton Pike in Princeton Township.

The existing bridge was built in 1942 and has been deemed Structurally Deficient, with a Sufficiency Rating of 42.0 out of 100. Typically, lower Sufficiency Ratings reflect deteriorated conditions of the structural components.

The work to be performed includes the demolition and removal of the existing bridge and construction of a new bridge on the same alignment. The new structure will accommodate two 12-foot-wide travel lanes, two 4-foot-wide shoulders, and a 6-foot-wide sidewalk on the downstream side of the bridge. The overall length of the new structure will be approximately 77 feet 5 inches.

Quaker Road will be closed during construction with local traffic permitted up to the limits of the bridge. Through traffic will be directed to use Province Line Road and Princeton Pike.

The Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved the award of bid to the Marbro Inc. on July 26, 2012. The cost of the project is $2,247,117 and will be funded through various Annual Transportation Programs from the New Jersey Department of Transportation Division of Local Aid and Economic Development.