PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway residents can look forward to a much smoother commute as Council members voted at Tuesday’s regular agenda meeting to approve a $5.2 million bond ordinance to resurface or repair various streets around the township.

Work is expected to be done over the next two years with “some of the road construction to include replacing sidewalks and curbs and will further address damage from Super Storm Sandy,” said Mayor Brian Wahler at the Feb. 28th council meeting when the ordinance was first announced.

“There are trees that need to be removed because they have caused sidewalk damage or are considered a hazard,” he said.

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Originally proposed to address repairs along 30 streets, the number will be reduced as some areas have environmental issues that need to be resolved first, explained Mayor Wahler.

He declined to list the streets since plans and contracts are still under review. Construction bid awards are expected to be announced in time for voting on the township budget this May.

Mayor Wahler did provide TAPinto Piscataway with a list of county roadways expected to be milled and paved as part of the 2017 Middlesex County Proposed Resurfacing Program.

  1. Vail Ave.-New Market Road to Washington Ave.
  2. West 7th Street-Washington Ave. to Walnut Street
  3. Cumberland Road-Washington Ave. to Stelton Road
  4. River Road-Rt. 18 Ramp (overpass) to pavement Break by Stadium
  5. River Road-Overbrook Road to Runyon Ave.
  6. Stelton Road-Rt. 287 to Cumberland Road
  7. Stelton Road-New Durham to Rt. 287
  8. New Brunswick Ave.-Stop & Shop Driveway to Lakeview/New Market Ave.
  9. New Durham Road-Stelton Road to Restaurant Depot to driveway #1760
  10. River Road-House #1003 through Overbrook Road

This list is subject to change and no dates have been announced yet as to when work will begin.

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