WEST WINDSOR: Township seeks state grants to pay for proposed projects

By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer
WEST WINDSOR — A new bikeway along South Mill Road, high visibility crosswalks on N. Post Road near Municipal Drive and along Alexander Road in the Berrien City neighborhood, plus the repaving of part of Alexander Road may be in the works for next year.
West Windsor Township officials have applied to the state Department of Transportation for grants to fund the proposed projects through the annual State Aid Program.
The South Mill Road bikeway project seeks money to pay for the construction of a dedicated bikeway along South Mill Road, between Edinburg Road and Village Road West. The proposal also calls for improved signage and striping.
The township also has applied for funding to install pedestrian-activated flashing beacons and high visibility sidewalks on N. Post Road at its intersection with Municipal Drive and Courtney Drive. The West Windsor Township post office, the Municipal Building and the West Windsor branch of the Mercer County Library System are among the facilities located on Municipal Drive.
Similar pedestrian-safety enhancements are being sought for Alexander Road in the Berrien City neighborhood, along Alexander Road between Wallace Road and Princeton-Highstown Road. The pedestrian-activated flashing beacons and high visibility crosswalks are being sought for the intersection of Alexander Road at Berrien Avenue, Scott Avenue and Harris Road.
And finally, the township has applied for a grant to resurface the east-bound lane of Alexander Road, between Roszel Road and U.S. Route 1. The project calls for removing the top layer of asphalt and putting down a new layer, plus installing drainage improvements as needed, and improving the signage and striping, plus a concrete sidewalk with handicapped ramps. 