Beekman Road and Route 27 Intersection Project Sent Out For Bid

Long awaited intersection improvement project closer to reality.

South Brunswick is preparing to go out to bid on a project to finally improve the intersection of Beekman Road and Route 27. The township approved last week a resolution for the construction administration phase of the project, with the work now going out to bid to get the work started.

"This is a long time coming and so many people have worked on this over the years," said Councilman Joseph Camarota at last week's council meeting. "The money is there and this project needs to be done with quick haste, so let's get the bids out there."

The project seeks to alleviate some of the congestion issues on Beekman Road, which is regularly clogged by motorists making various turns and going to the shopping center across the street in Franklin. An estimated 3,000 cars per day travel on Beekman as a connector between Route 1 and Route 27.

The improvements will include widening the intersection, an improved turn radius, and the addition of a right-hand turn lane. The intersection will also receive a new traffic signal that will include right-hand turn only lighting.

After the township went out to bond for the approximately $1 million project, the plan remained in limbo due to difficulties surrounding lighting at the intersection after going back-and-forth with the state Department of Transportation on the issue.

"This is something the people in this area need so let's get this done as quickly as possible," Camarota said.


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Crazy World September 18, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Well, its about time. This project is something that should have been done way back when the traffic light was put in on Beekman and Rt. 27. The biggest problem with this intersection is that drivers coming onto Rt. 27 from the CVS are actually leaving a business parking lot, not a roadway, and should have to yield to the traffic making right or left turns coming from Beekman Road. That's why if you make a left turn while leaving Beekman, drivers leaving the CVS and making a left turn, cut in front of you instead going around you - very dangerous!
Concerned Citizen September 19, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Now can we do something about the Route 1 jughandles at Sand Hill Road and Major Road? It's like Times Square on Dec 31 during rush hour. And please fix the bumps on Major Rd by Burger King. I lost a filling trying to cross Route 1.


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