Plans for Old Trenton Road

Old Trenton Edinburg MapMercer County plans to add a left turn lane from Old Trenton Road onto Edinburg Road as part of a bridge reconstruction project on Old Trenton Road that could happen next year. The road will be slightly widened to accommodate the 450-foot lane, which traffic engineers say should ease the flow of traffic on this road. No other changes are planned for this intersection, which is popular with cyclists.
The bridge that will be reconstructed is on Old Trenton Road between Edinburg Road and Robbinsville Road. As part of the work, a sidewalk will be added on the north side of the bridge (in the event that sidewalks are ever installed in front of the homes there), bicycle-compatible shoulders will be added on both sides of parts of Old Trenton Road between the intersections and a traffic light will be installed at the intersection of Old Trenton Road and Robbinsville Road.
The project will improve safety by replacing an elderly bridge and will set the precedent for accommodating bikers and walkers in the future whenever other improvements are made to Edinburg Village.
Parts of Old Trenton Road could be closed for six months while the work is done.
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2 Responses to “Plans for Old Trenton Road”

  1. Laura J says:

    6 months ????? And no plan to add a stop light for that intersection ??? Come on people !

  2. Christine Gadekar says:

    Had the township supported modifying a southerly bypass plan of the village of Edinburg, all parties concerns (the county, township, cyclists and pedestrians) would have been addressed. There would have been adequate room for current traffic and more than enough land to expand for future traffic without ruining a historic village and disrupting a residential community. These new “improvements” lock in the county and township into continuing future improvements(?) that provide a very narrow strip for pedestrian traffic and biking provided that they do not choose to appropriate properties.

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