Transportation

September 6, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - South Middlebush Road is Closed between Claremont and Coutelyous as a result of fire department activity. This will impact the morning commute. Motorists are urged to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.  Editor's note: This breaking story will be updated when more ...

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4:21 pm update: All Route 1 traffic signals are functioning at this time.  Route 27 traffic signals should be functioning within the next hour.  Route 1 North Hard Shoulder Closure Today The NJDOT has advised that the Route 1 Hard Shoulder will be closed north of Ridge Road for Emergency ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mountain Avenue between Route 22 and West End Avenue will be closed to traffic for a milling and repaving project beginning Thursday, Aug. 23. The closure is expected to extend through Tuesday, Aug. 28. Work hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The second phase of the repaving ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – The North 13th Avenue railroad crossing between Brook Boulevard and Camplain Road will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 20 for track repairs. Work is expected to take one week, according to Manville Police, and should be finished by the time school opens in September. Road ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Church Street will be closed Monday, July 30, from 7 am to 5 pm for milling and paving according to the township's website.  Commuters should avoid the area if possible and are being asked by officials, to use caution when driving through the area. Expect delays especially ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Overnight repaving of six miles of Route 18 — from Texas Road in Marlboro to Rues Lane in East Brunswick — will begin tomorrow July 30, according to the N.J. Department of Transportation. Temporary lane changes will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. to make way for the resurfacing ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Hamilton Street is closed between Ambrose Street and Hawthorne Drive due to downed wires and fire department activity, according to an alert from the township.    As of 6:55 pm, only seven homes in Franklin Township have reported a power outage, according to PSE&G outage ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Due to the heat, PSE&G is conducting emergency work on Skillman Lane, according to an alert from the township.  Skillman Lane will be closed periodically due to the emergency work. The afternoon commute is expected to be impacted.  Motorists are urged to avoid the area and ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Canal Road will be closed between Old Georgetown Road and Coppermine Road from 8 am to 6 pm on June 20 and June 21, according to an alert from the town.  The closure is due to work for the D&R Canal dredging project.  Motorists should expect an altered traffic pattern and ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - South Brunswick police sent out an alert warning residents that route 27 northbound is closed at Academy Street and Route 27 southbound is closed at Heathcote road due to a fire incident.  Original article: Commuters are urged to avoid Route 27 near Laurel Avenue due to fire ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Due to the heat, PSE&G is conducting emergency work on Skillman Lane, according to an alert from the township.  Skillman Lane will be closed periodically due to the emergency work. The afternoon commute is expected to be impacted.  Motorists are urged to avoid the area and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater man was identified as the person killed on the railroad tracks in Bridgewater around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Robert E. Kelly, 30, was killed after being hit by a NJ Transit train heading to Raritan. The Raritan Valley Line was shut down between Dunellen and ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Department of Public Works is doing roadwork on Amwell Road in the area of East Millstone, according to an alert from the township.  Motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible because Amwell Road will be restricted to one lane during ...

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Avoid Easton Ave near Reeves SOMERSET, NJ - There is an overnight construction project on Easton Avenue in the area of Reeves Street.  Easton Avenue is reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists are urged to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.  The construction is scheduled ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The township sent out a Nixle alert warning commuters of construction in the area of Veronica Avenue between Churchill and Route 27. The work is expected to last through the evening hours and commuters should avoid the area if possible. The alert was sent out at 4:34 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As a result of an accident involving an overturned tanker on the Route 18 ramp leading to the New Jersey Turnpike, East Brunswick's main thoroughfare that threatened to remain closed during the evening rush hour.  However, the EBPD advises that Route 18 is now open in both ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - The new Department of Motor Vehicles Office in South Plainfield is scheduled to open May 14th at 5000 Hadley Road. Mayor Anesh received the official notification from B. Sue Fulton, the newly-sworn director of the state DMV announcing the opening. "I would like to thank ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The crash on Route 1 northbound between Henderson Road and Blackhorse Lane Tuesday morning resulted in a fatality, according to an alert from the South Brunswick Police Department.  A male victim was struck by two tractor trailers and pronounced dead at the scene at 5:06 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - South Middlebush Road is closed between Clairmont Road and Skillmans Lane due to flooding, according to an alert from Somerset County.  Old York Road between Bridgewater and Branchburg is also closed due to flooding, according to an alert from Somerset County.  The ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Last night the National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch warning for the region. Multiple delays due to flooding have been reported in the area.  Canal Road is closed between the Griggstown Causeway and Route 518 due to flooding, according to the township.  Somerset ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An adult male was struck and killed Wednesday morning, according to Jim Smith a spokesperson for New Jersey Transit. The man's identity has not been released as the incident remains under investigation.  "Westbound trains are bypassing the Edison and New Brunswick stations ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The long-awaited resumption of work on the Route 206 Bypass has begun, with heavy equipment knocking down trees along a 1,100-foot stretch of the state highway at Old Somerville Road. The tree removal has created several piles of timber, cutting a swath of property at least 50 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Replacing longtime chairman and now-retired Somerset County Freeholder Peter S. Palmer, Union County Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen has been named chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, a rail transit advocacy group representing towns and counties along the NJ Transit Raritan ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Please be advised that PSE&G will be working near the intersection of Hamilton Street and Girard Avenue beginning Wednesday, 03/28/18.  This construction project is expected to last 2-3 days from 9 am to 8 pm and is weather dependent.  Expect a revised traffic pattern ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Township of Franklin recently issued the following message to its residents.  Winter Storm Toby is expected to continue into the early morning hours of 3/22/18.   Motorists are urged to use caution during the afternoon commute as travel is likely to be impacted by ...

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Starting tomorrow, Wednesday 3/14 at 8AM, Canal Road will be closed between Blackwells Mills Road and Jacques Lane for emergency repairs of the bridge over Six Mile Run.  The road will remain closed 24/7 until repairs are completed.   Repairs are expected to take 2 days and the road is expected ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The second nor' easter in less than a week has paralyzed much of Central New Jersey and Franklin Township.  Township officials issued a Nixel alert encouraging people to "avoid any unnecessary travel' so clean up crews can address downed trees and wires.  "Crews are ...

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The Township of Franklin sent out the following message via Nixel alert: Due to last nights storm, serval roads remain closed this morning.  The list is as follows:   Route 27 South in closed from Trap Rock Industries to the Princeton Border.  Route 518 is closed, Old Georgetown Road is ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Borough’s controversial parking fees are set to undergo another revision, with hourly parking reduced from 75 to 50 cents in municipal lots 1,2,4 and 6, according to a merchant-driven plan endorsed by Mayor Ellen Brain. The $1 hourly rate for parking on Main Street will ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Finderne Avenue bridge, between Union Avenue and Foothill Road, will be under construction from Feb. 20 for about nine months, according to a release from Somerset County. The bridge will be constructed in three separate stages, with one lane northbound and one lane ...

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