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Franklin Township Manager Announces New Way to Report Potholes and Maintenance Issues (UPDATE)

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Storm debris on border of Franklin Township and South Bound Brook Credits: Malik Lyons
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Hanging tree on Cortelyous Lane Credits: Chris P. Stellatella
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SOMERSET, NJ - Earlier this year Township Manager, Robert Vornlocker announced a new way for residents to report unlit streetlights, tall grass, road debris and other maintenance hazards to township officials.  

In the past, residents had to sign up for an account with the township, but with this new method all they would need to do is report the issue and provide an email address. 

To report an issue TAP here, to visit the township's maintenance reporting website. Once the form is completed the submission will be sent to the appropriate department to be addressed. If a resident wishes to have a request tracked they would need to submit via the municipal portal, TAP here for details. 

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Recently, the township updated the reporting page to include information on how to report issues on state highways and county roads. 

Route 27 and 287 are state highways, TAP here to report issues. 

The following are county roads:

  • Route 514 (Amwell Rd, Hamilton St.)
  • Route 518 (Georgetown Franklin Tpke)
  • Route 527 (Easton Ave.)
  • Route 603 (Kingston Rocky Hill Rd., Laurel Ave.)
  • Route 609 (Landing Ln.)
  • Route 615 (South Middlebush Rd.)
  • Route 617 (Franklin Blvd.)
  • Route 618 (Old Rd.)
  • Route 619 (Cedar Grove Ln)
  • Route 621 (Elizabeth Ave.)
  • Route 623 (Weston Canal Rd., Wilhousky St. Manville Cswy.)
  • Route 632 (Griggstown Cswy.)
  • Route 648 (Claremont Rd.)

To report issues on the roads above, TAP here

Original article published Feb. 27:

Reporting an issue to the Township of Franklin, just got a little easier. 

Township Manager, Bob Vornlocker announced a new way for residents to report potholes, and other maintenance issues within the town via a new section on the township's website, during Tuesday's council meeting.

In the past, residents had to sign up for an account with the township, but with this new method all they would need to do is report the issue and provide an email address. 

Click here to submit an issue.  

"You can report streetlights out, tall grass, guide rail problems, (street) sign problems, traffic lights and the like," Vornlocker said. "All we ask is that you give us an email address so if we have to ask a follow-up question, we can do that. I just warn all of you if you expect to get follow up emails on that method of reporting you will not get them."

The public can also report graffiti, roadway debris/litter, and deer carcass, according to the township's website.

After the issue is reported the appropriate local, county or state authority will be notified to make the repair. 

Submission status will not be updated via this method of reporting an issue.

If someone wants to report their issue in a more formal manner they can do so by clicking here. Vornlocker did not say what the turn around time would be regarding requests made to the township.

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