NJDOT to begin construction on new Alexander Road bridge in West Windsor
(Trenton) The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced that the Alexander Road bridge replacement in West Windsor Township, Mercer County will begin Tuesday, May 29.
“The Alexander Road project will improve motorist and pedestrian safety and decrease congestion by replacing the existing, outmoded bridge and intersection with a more efficient modern roundabout and a new steel bridge complemented by sidewalks and shoulders,” said Commissioner Kolluri. “The new curbs, sidewalks and shoulders, which will benefit those traveling to and from nearby Princeton Junction Train Station, reflect Governor Corzine’s commitment to improve pedestrian facilities statewide.”
The $10.6 million project will replace the deteriorated Alexander Road Bridge that runs over the Amtrak Northeast Corridor rail-line with a one-span continuous steel bridge that will carry one lane of traffic, a shoulder and a sidewalk in each direction. The project will also improve safety at the intersection of Alexander and North Post Roads by replacing the existing intersection with a modern roundabout. The bridge and roadway will be pedestrian and bicycle compatible. NJDOT will provide new curbs, sidewalks, bicycle-compatible lanes and landscaping treatments.
A 90-day detour will be required in summer 2008 to enable NJDOT to align the existing roadway to the newly constructed bridge. At that time, NJDOT will post Variable Message Signs (VMS) to inform motorists of the detour routes available. Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.njcommuter.com