Monday, April 15, 2013
The project is expected to last three weeks.
Starting Monday, April 15, Mercer County officials will begin a road resurfacing project on Washington Road from Route 1 to the Route 64 Bridge in West Windsor. The project is expected to last three weeks and work will occur Monday through Friday from 9 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Motorists should expect delays. West Windsor Police have devised a detour for one lane of travel, to allow Route 1 traffic eastbound into West Windsor, but divert westbound traffic onto Wallace and Alexander Roads during construction. Detours:
Monday, March 18, 2013
The restaurant focuses on fresh, handmade ingredients and made-to-order dishes. It offers eat-in or take out and complimentary wifi.
Monday, March 18
A new restaurant, Pei Wei Asian Diner, opens in West Windsor today, Monday, March 18. Pei Wei uses a Mandarin-style wok-cooking process and features cuisine from five countries: China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea and Thailand. The restaurant focuses on fresh, handmade ingredients and made-to-order dishes. It offers eat-in or take out and complimentary wifi. “Asia has a rich and exciting culinary history and an undeniable appreciation for bold ingredients and fresh taste,” said Pei Wei President KC Moylan. “We are excited to bring the flavors of five Asian countries to the Princeton community and our existing New Jersey fans.” Menu highlights include: Pei Wei Asian Diner is owned and operated by P.F. Chang’s China Bistro. It operates 177 …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
"There is a lot happening here, we've got a lot of corporate folks here and new folks coming into the region. At some point, traffic is going to be a detriment, if it's not already."
New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson wants residents and elected officials to weigh in quickly on the conceptual plan to ease traffic along Route 1 in West Windsor and Plainsboro. "If we can get this (project) into the (federal transportation) program, if everyone buys into it, it will be a Herculean task," Simpson said. "So the message that I want to deliver to everybody here is get on board quickly or say no quickly." Simpson spoke to a packed crowd at a breakfast meeting the Nassau Inn on Wednesday, hosted by the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce. "This region is so critical to the Einstein Alley," Simpson said. "There is a lot happening here, we've got a lot of corporate folks here and new folks …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
"This is not a plan and this is not a project," NJ DOT Spokesman Joseph Dee said. "This is a conversation starter and funding has not been identified."
New Jersey Department of Transportation is considering an idea to reconfigure the jughandles on Route 1 and improve commuter traffic, following a failed experiment to close the jughandles last summer. The area up for discussion would affect a stretch of Route 1 from the Dinky railroad overpass south of Washington Road intersection to the Millstone River bridge just north of Harrison Street, Princeton Engineer Jack West said. NJ DOT Spokesman Joseph Dee said the new idea for the jughandles is just that- an idea. "This is not a plan and this is not a project," Dee said. "This is a conversation starter and funding has not been identified." "We made a commitment to the communities back when we pulled the plug on the no left turn pilot …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Chipotle prides itself on using fresh ingredients and simple menu to create fast but filling burritos, burrito bowls, tacos and salad.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is now open at the Square at West Windsor on Route 1, at the corner of Meadow Road. The restaurant, located at 3524 Route 1, opened on Wed., Feb. 6. Hours of operation are 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Chipotle prides itself on using fresh ingredients and simple menu to create fast but filling burritos, burrito bowls, tacos and salad. Other nearby Chipotle locations are at 543 Shoppes Blvd. in North Brunswick, 387 George St. in New Brunswick and 619 State Route 18 in East Brunswick To apply for any of the West Windsor Chipotle job openings, click here. Keep up with Princeton news by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and subscribing to our newsletter.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Princeton Township Council Member urges West Windsor officials to require "No Exit" signs at the gas station's Harrison Street driveway.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
To the Editor: Making a left turn out of the Route One/Harrison Street Sunoco Station onto Harrison Street is a hazardous vehicular motion and should be banned. The recently completed widening of Harrison Street at the intersection with Route 1, has succeed in improving the flow of traffic turning on to Route 1 from Harrison Street. However, these changes have had the unintended and undesirable consequence of making the left turn motion out of the Sunoco more dangerous than before. Vehicles exiting the gas station on to Harrison Street going towards Princeton now have to cross three lanes of traffic, often blocking traffic in the two lanes on the gas station side of Harrison Street. Vehicles turning on to Harrison Street from Route 1 …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
DOT Commissioner James Simpson arrived at a Saturday afternoon protest in Penns Neck with welcome news.
DOT Commissioner James Simpson arrived in Penns Neck on Saturday afternoon with welcome news to most area residents; he is calling an immediate end to the 12-week trial closure of the jughandles at the Washington Road and Harrison Street intersections with Route 1. The barrels, barricades and signs will be removed as soon as possible, probably starting in the next couple of days, Simpson told residents. By 10 p.m. on Saturday, nearby residents were already reporting the signs and cones had been removed. Drivers will also be allowed to make right turns from Route 1 north onto Varsity Avenue and Fisher Place, and left from Route 1 south at Fisher Place and Washington Road. The announcement came during a protest by neighbors in the …
Monday, October 1, 2012
A West Windsor resident launched an online petition requesting that state officials abort the project. DOT representatives never specified what would determine the project’s success or failure: many residents see only failure.
In what seems to be a growing movement against the Route 1 jughandle closures, a resident of Penns Neck in West Windsor has launched an online petition asking the New Jersey Department of Transportation to end the 12-week pilot program. The closures- which prohibit drivers from turning left off Route 1 north at Washington Road and Harrison Street- aim to reduce congestion along Route 1 north through Lawrenceville, West Windsor and Plainsboro. If the trial- which began in early August- is a success, the state plans to close jughandles permanently. But what confuses many people is that DOT representatives have never specified what would determine the project’s success or failure. Many residents see only failure. “The NJDOT implemented the …
Friday, September 21, 2012
“All of a sudden the blades broke off," Joe Enhuei said. "One of the blades split into two or three pieces and then another intact blade hit the broken pieces.”
The National Transportation Safety Board has yet to issue a report on the helicopter crash that killed Michael Scarfia, 65, in West Windsor last week, but one eyewitness tells Patch about what he saw that day. Joe Enhuei, said he washing his car in his driveway on Haskell Drive in West Windsor, when he heard and saw a helicopter flying northwest over his Princeton Chase development towards Princeton. It was a windy day and the wind was coming from the northwest, he said. The helicopter was blue with a yellow stripe along the side. He estimates it was flying at an elevation of roughly 1,500-2,000 feet. “I didn't see anything special or different until it was probably less than a mile away from me,” Enhuei said. “All of a sudden the blades…
Sunday, September 16, 2012
While the National Transportation Safety Board wraps up their on-site investigation, it could be months before the cause of the fiery crash is determined
A Staten Island man was killed Saturday afternoon after the Aerospatiale AS355 twin-engine helicopter he was piloting crashed into cornfields located on the former American Cyanamid Agricultural Research Facility property in West Windsor along Quaker Bridge Road. West Windsor police identified the pilot as Michael Scarfia, 65, a retired New York City police officer. He was the only person aboard the helicopter at the time. "Scarfia dedicated his life to the city of New York as a police officer, and by diverting his failing helicopter into the cornfield and away from crowded shopping malls, he again showed his bravery and dedication to others," West Windsor Police Lt. Robert Garofalo wrote in a release. Garofalo said during a news …