On or about Monday, July 15th the Replacement of
County Rte 535 (Old Trenton Road) Bridge over Assunpink Creek to Begin
Mercer County announces that construction activities for the replacement of County Bridge #740.2 on Old Trenton Road (CR 535), located between Edinburg Road / Windsor Road (CR 641) and Edinburg-Robbinsville Road (CR 526), will begin on or about Monday, July 15, 2013. Construction will require that the entire bridge be CLOSED for the duration of the project. Once this restriction is put in place this will be an around-the-clock restriction for the duration of the project. Considerable delays are to be expected. Planning of alternate routes is recommended.
The posted detour route for west-bound traffic will make use of Windsor Road (CR 641) to State Hwy 33/130 to State Hwy 33 to Edinburg-Robbinsville Road (CR 526). East bound traffic will be directed to use the reverse route. A map of the posted detour route can be found here.
Replacement of this bridge is necessary due to substantial deterioration of the critical bridge structure members and the poor deck condition. Furthermore, environmental permit constraints require commencement of the project at this time since no work is permitted in the stream between May 1 and June 30. The project will result in the installation of a widened bridge with two 11-foot wide through lanes, a 10-foot wide center turn slot , and two six-foot shoulders. Additionally, there will be a six-foot sidewalk on the north side of the bridge to allow for a sidewalk at some point in the future. The existing traffic signal at the intersection of Edinburg Road / Windsor Road and Old Trenton Road will be upgraded. Also, a new traffic signal will be installed at the Edinburg-Robbinsville Road intersection with Old Trenton Road. A left-turn slot will be provided onto both Edinburg Road and Edinburg-Robbinsville Road, thus reducing traffic back-ups during peak periods. A plan of the project can be found here.
The contract duration for this project will be approximately 150 days ( 5 months), weather permitting. The anticipated work schedule is Monday through Friday from 7 AM until 4 PM, and Saturdays 8 AM until 4 PM (only if and when necessary) .
Please honor any posted traffic control devices for your own safety and the safety of others.
If you have questions concerning this project, please contact the West Windsor Township Engineering Division at (609) 799-9396.