Beginning this Wednesday, June 1, there will be a four-week full closure on Alexander Road between Canal Pointe Boulevard and Canal Road, with a 24-hour detour, while crews work to repair the S-curve near the canal itself.
According to a West Windsor Township alert, “During this time, traffic will be detoured using Route 1 to Washington Road to Faculty Road. The full detour is required in order to perform deep utility work and full road bed reconstruction.”
In addition, says Pat Ward, the township’s community development director, there likely will be times when Canal Road will only be accessible from the Princeton side, though she does not know when or how often this might occur.
Residences and businesses, including Obal Garden Market, will remain accessible during the project.
Crews from the Lucas Construction Group have already removed trees on the curve and re-graded the corner to allow the curvature of the road to be changed, said Ward. They also installed a sidewalk, she said.
The project includes widening the road to 38 feet, with one lane of travel and a five-foot bike path in each direction. Features of the new road include elevation of the roadway to create a banking effect, use of high friction pavement, and improved striping and signage.
Ward said officials anticipate the project to be completed in mid-July, barring unforeseen work and weather delays.