PRINCETON: Section of Route 206 to close for bridge repair, replacement


By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer
A section of Route 206 will be closed starting Thursday, July 6, at 12:01 a.m. and remain closed through to the end of the year to replace one bridge and repair another bridge from the 18th century, the New Jersey Department of Transportation has said.
The closures will mean motorists will need to use detours to navigate the area.
Local car traffic going north on Route 206 will have to use Carter, Rosedale and Elm roads to get back onto 206, the town said. Southbound motorists will take Lovers Lane, Mercer Street and Hutchinson Drive to reconnect with Route 206, the town said.
The town has said that from July 10 until the end of July, southbound motorists will need to use Province Line Road instead of Hutchinson, because PSE&G is doing gas main replacement.
Trucks going north will need to take a wider detour by using a combination of I-95, Route 31, and Route 202 to meet up with Route 206 at the Somerville traffic circle, the town said.
Southbound trucks will have to use 518 west and Carter Road to pick up Route 206.