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Monday March 19, 2018


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Notes From the Township Administrator

Somerset County has begun construction of the multi-use path/sidewalk and pedestrian safety improvements along County Route 601. The pathway/sidewalk will run from the entrance to Montgomery High School, along Skillman Park and to the Village of Blawenberg connecting to the existing sidewalk in the village. Right of way, topographical, and environmental issues required that the pathway be constructed along the east side of Route 601. There will be a pedestrian crossing flashing beacon approximately 250 feet north of the entrance to Main Boulevard to provide a safe crossing for pedestrians to access the sidewalk.

The contractor performing the work is Assuncao Brothers Inc. of Edison. The work will be performed in three stages that include sidewalk work, retaining walls, bridge modifications, utility relocation, curbing and drainage work. The second stage of the project will require the bridge over the Rock Brook to be widened. This will require nighttime closures of Rt. 601 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Traffic will be detoured onto Skillman Road, Burnt Hill Road, and Rt. 518. The first and third stages of the work will be done within normal working hours. The County will coordinate road closures with the Police for public notice. The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of December weather permitting.

The Township worked very closely with the County to move this project forward to insure the safety of all pedestrians and in particular, those students and staff members from Montgomery High School who walk to Skillman Park and/or the Village of Blawenberg before, during ,and after the school day.

Work will also commence on the Montgomery Road sidewalk connecting the Montgomery Road Sycamore Lane neighborhood to the sidewalk leading to Rocky Hill. The Riverside/Oxbridge Wastewater Plant Consolidation project is also underway. Township Engineering and Sewer Department staff will be very busy overseeing these projects.

Township Recreation Director Karen Zimmerman has been working with Public Works and Engineering on various park improvements and upgrades including the construction of a practice wall for lacrosse players at Van Horne Park and the repurposing of Lubas Field to create a multi- use lighted field that can be used by the various Township Athletic organizations These groups have long desired a location that has lights and can be used after dark.

Please remember that the Township Wildlife /Deer Management program has begun. Public properties identified for hunting have been posted. Please be aware when walking on the pathways and trails on those properties. If you have any questions please contact the Township. 

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