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New at Exit 8A

If your company webpage gives driving directions from the New Jersey

Turnpike, you may need to change them. After three years of

construction, a new ramp for Exit 8A opened on February 11 with little

fanfare. The $5.8 million project calls for a new traffic light that

has not yet been installed.

The former ramp at the 8A tollbooth led to Route 32. Now, to get to

Princeton, you will turn left on Route 535, cross Route 32, turn left

on Route 130, and take a quick right on Route 535, so you can turn

right on Plainsboro Road, which leads to Scudders Mill Road and Route

1.

A trooper at the turnpike police barracks says signs make this route

easy to follow: "Once you are exiting, Route 535 is the only way you

can go. Everything is visible from where you used to be dropped off."

The $5.8 million project was designed by Dewberry-Goodkind Inc., based

in Arlington, Virginia, and the contractor was the Crisdel Group Inc.

of South Plainfield is the contractor working on the project

A turnpike spokesperson says the following road improvements were

made: north and southbound lanes of Route 535 were widened at the

intersection with Route 32; a left turn lane was added to westbound

Route 32, and an acceleration lane was added to Route 32 traffic that

is merging onto Route 535 south.

To come by spring: a new traffic light at the intersection of Route 32

and Route 535 and some repaving.


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