NEW BRUNSWICK -  Monroe Mayor Gerald W. Tamburro met with Middlesex County officials in New Brunswick on Thursday to outline the recently-adopted ordinance that bans heavy tractor-trailers from three residential roads along the Cranbury town line in Monroe.

The ordinance banning these trucks was unanimously approved by the Township Council earlier this month with more than 300 residents attending the public hearing in support, according to township officials.  County review is the next approval needed in the statutory process to remove tractor trailers weighing more than eight tons from Cranbury Station, Prospect Plains and Cranbury Half Acre roads, west of Applegarth Road.  

Tamburro met with Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios and Middlesex County Department Head of Infrastructure Khalid Anjum to discuss how hundreds of tractor trailers are using these three residential roads in Monroe to access large warehouses in neighboring Cranbury.

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“I am working hard to fast track this ordinance and get these Cranbury tractor trailers off our residential streets, once and for all,”  Tamburro said. “I appreciate that county officials were so quick to meet with us to discuss the ordinance and hear the concerns of our residents. I want this ordinance enacted as soon as possible for our residents and I am fully committed to seeing this ban through county and state approvals.”

The ban must receive sign-off from both the county and the state Department of Transportation.