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Millstone Baypass: Another Proposal
These articles were published in U.S. 1 Newspaper on November 18,
1998. All rights reserved.
Though the controversial Millstone Bypass proposal
has undergone some major modifications, it continues to remain
The new design for the elimination of the Route 1 traffic lights at
Harrison Street and Penns Neck, unveiled by the state last Thursday,
November 12, offered some protection for the Delaware & Raritan Canal
and for the elm trees that line Washington Road leading into
The Department of Transportation’s redesign does not change the basic
bypass — a l.8 mile roadway that would begin near the Amtrak
and Route 571 and curve through land owned by Sarnoff Corporation
and go over Route 1 just south of Harrison Street. But the redesign
would eliminate the previously proposed connection between the bypass
and Washington Road on the West Windsor side of the canal. Traffic
would now flow from the grade separated overpass at Route 1 to
Street, where it could then proceed along Harrison toward Nassau
or turn left on Faculty Road to connect with Washington Road.
This plan would also preserve all the elm trees along Washington Road,
five of which would have been removed under the original plan. And
the revised plan would keep Washington Road open between Route 1 and
the D&R Canal. It would permit southbound traffic on Route 1 to turn
right onto Washington Road and head into Princeton via that elm-lined
entranceway. And traffic leaving Princeton could use Washington Road
to access Route 1 southbound.
One factor in the redesign appeared to be the inclusion of all 100
elm trees along Washington Road on the state register of historic
places. That was largely due to the lobbying of the citizens’ group
called Sensible Transportation Options Partnership (STOP) and another
group, Friends of the Washington Road Elms.
But STOP apparently won’t stop its opposition to the
plan. "It has failed to resolve the basic transportation issue,
which is what all this is about in the first place," says Alan
Goodheart, a Harrison Street resident and member of STOP. "This
is not much different from the original plan except that now they
have decided to keep Washington Road open."
Goodheart feels that once the estimates are made public of how much
traffic would be added to the Harrison Street and Faculty Road
this proposal will be rejected. "But the good thing that has come
out of this new proposal is that now the DOT has been able to break
things loose and get things moving in a positive way. The new proposal
is a positive political gesture, in that the DOT was willing to make
changes in the design," says Goodheart.
"They have cut out the truly bad environmental aspects of the
previous plan, and now we can do something about traffic
says Goodheart. What the DOT has to do, he says, is figure out a way
to evenly distribute the traffic between the three roads, and not
overburden any one particular road. "This plan has got people
to keep at it and propose more ideas. Hopefully we will see something
good," says Goodheart.
But Lynn Middleton, DOT project director, thinks it’s already pretty
good. "We would not have proposed this plan unless we thought
it would work. Minor changes in traffic patterns at Harrison will
ensure that the road is not overburdened."
Just seeing some movement towards building the bypass is regarded
as a positive sign by many. Dianne Brake of the MSM Regional Council
says that if the community feels that this is a better design they
will back it. "What the MSM wants is to see the bypass built.
And keeping the trees and the waterways are important to us too. We
are happy that Washington Road can be kept open." Brake said she
would wait to see the numbers from the DOT before she gave an opinion
about the traffic concerns at Harrison and Faculty road. "MSM
will support the town in whatever decision they make to see the bypass
built," she says.
While no one has done a poll, many motorists who regularly drive into
and out of downtown Princeton would argue that the more roads, the
merrier. Keeping Washington Road open has to be considered a major
improvement. And reinstating the proposed connector road along the
canal from the bypass to Washington Road would be another improvement.
That would involve cutting down only five of the "historic"
elms, but in the interest of improving traffic flow that hardly seems
As Goodheart says, "Stay tuned. There will be more to this."
— Teena Chandy
Bristol-Myers Squibb executives must have grimaced at
the Market Place column in the New York Times last Wednesday, November
11. Responding to announcements of several new high level executive
appointments, the Times suggested that the company was opening up
a "battle royal" to determine the successors to the current
CEO and executive vice president.
Among the players: Christine A. Poon, president of medical devices
and the highest ranking woman at this pharmaceutical firm, will leave
her post at Convatec, 200 Headquarters Park Drive, on December 1.
She has been appointed president of international medicines, reporting
to Donald J. Hayden Jr., who will now be president of the worldwide
The new president at Convatec, for the medical devices group, is John
L. McGoldrick, formerly the general counsel of Bristol-Myers Squibb.
McGoldrick, a Princeton resident, had been an attorney at McCarter
& English in Newark before joining the pharmaceutical firm.
The responsibilities of Richard J. Lane, president of United States
medicines, have been expanded to include worldwide franchise
and consumer medicines in the United States and Japan. Michael F.
Mee, the chief financial officer, will now also be in charge of global
These executive changes could be the company’s attempt to put everyone
on their marks in a race to replace Charles A. Heimbold Jr. (chairman
and CEO), and Kenneth Weg (executive vice president), both of whom
could retire within three years. Heimbold has been quoted as saying
he will not leave until a replacement has been chosen.
Bristol-Myers Squibb, meanwhile, has been honored by the Home Health
Assembly for Orzel, its new oral cancer therapy that, for colorectal
cancer patients, can eliminate trips to the clinic for chemotherapy.
Current colon cancer treatment calls for intravenous therapy, and
there are no other oral drugs available in the United States. Orzel
is now in Phase III clinical trials.
Park Drive, Skillman 08558. John L. McGoldrick, president of medical
devices group. 908-904-2200.
08544. 609-258-4580; fax, 609-258-6878.
Anthony Evans succeeds Peter Eisenberger as director of Princeton
Materials Institute. A native of Wales he has worked at the U.S.
Bureau of Standards, Rockwell International Science Center in
and the University of California at Berkeley and at Santa Barbara,
and at Harvard. He joined the engineering faculty as professor of
mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton this year.
Road, Princeton 08540. Neil Bhaskar, president. 609-419-4200; fax,
609-419-4242. E-mail: email@example.com. Home page:
NovaSoft Information Technology has expanded its operations to Europe
and India. The new European subsidiary in the UK will operate with
Paul Kehnschneider as sales director and Neil Westerby as director
"Our UK office allows us to dramatically increase our available
services to our clients. I am confident that this addition to our
team will keep our momentum rolling towards our NASDAQ by 2000
says Neil Bhaskar, CEO of NovaSoft.
NovaSoft recently merged with Trilogy Technologies, based in India,
to form NovaSoft Trilogy Pvt. Ltd., based in Chennai, India. Bhaskar
is chairman of the newly merged company and Anand Kumar of Trilogy
is managing director/president.
Trilogy brings 52 employees and six current branch offices to the
newly formed NovaSoft Trilogy located throughout India. "Trilogy
is a natural partner for NovaSoft. With our outstanding growth, we
were looking for another fast-growing company to continue our
Novasoft presently has its main office on 707 Alexander Road, and
a subsidiary at 3570 Quakerbridge Road. Construction on a new office
on Quakerbridge Road, five times the size of its Princeton office,
is expected to be completed by the end of December.
Founded in 1993 as a conversion company for computer language and
database with six employees, Novasoft has over 220 employees
NovaSoft has been named to the INC 500 and its 1998 revenues are
at over $20 million.
Drive, North Brunswick 08902. James J. Seber CMC, president.
fax, 732-940-1284. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Home page:
Seber left Andersen Consulting to open a logistics consulting office
on North Centre Drive; he does supply chain analysis, customer
and network analysis (locating warehouses to balance costs and
His clients include J&J, Hershey, Mars, Procter & Gamble, and Hewlett
An alumnus of Fairleigh Dickinson, Class of ’76, he stayed at FDU
for an MBA. He worked at Revlon, Polaroid, and Terumo (a maker of
medical supplies) before moving to Connecticut to work for American
Hospital Supply and later to join Andersen.
Trenton 08619-3250. John M. Opaleski Sr., president. 609-890-6700;
The bright-yellow cash-carrying cars have a new owner. CDC Systems,
based in Elizabeth, has bought Princeton Armored Services for an
sum. The Princeton armored services company has 178 people, in
to CDC Systems (Coin Deposit Corp.), which bills itself as the largest
armored services company in the Northeast. It has 1,200 employees
serving 1,000 customers in four states.
Montgomery Commons, Princeton 08540. Constance J. Herrstrom CFP.
Constance J. Herrstrom has opened an office for investment planning.
She is a registered investment advisor and certified financial
Richard Gillman has retired and closed his financial planning office
at 15 Tamarack Circle. Calls are being taken in Newtown at
a multimedia training firm formerly located at 707 Alexander Road.
Chapter 7 was filed November 5.
at Mobil Research & Development Corp. he discovered a way to
the major component of polyester fibers for clothing.
medical examiner for Middlesex County. Shuster was the first medical
examiner in New Jersey certified in forensic pathology by examination.
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