Main Street (CR 531) From Talmadge Avenue to Brunswick Avenue is a federally-funded safety improvement project. Main Street is a county route and Middlesex County is the project sponsor and recipient of the federal funds. Public involvement is required for all federally funded projects prior to the submission of the required environmental document (called the categorical exclusion document or CED) needed to advance projects to final design and eventual construction
To meet this requirement, a Public Information Center (PIC) was held October 7, 2020 to inform the public of the proposed safety improvements for the Main Street corridor project. The improvements discussed at this meeting included upgrades to the existing 4-leg intersection at New and Main Streets. Information regarding that meeting can be found here: https://www.njtpa.org/Get-Involved/Info-Resources/Calendar/2020/October/Public-Meeting-Metuchen-Safety-Improvements.aspx).
Subsequent to the meeting, the idea for a pedestrian plaza on New Street was proposed by the Borough. While this plaza would not be funded under the Main Street Safety Improvement project and would be the Borough’s responsibility, the project team decided that the proposal to change to a 3-leg configuration at the intersection would significantly deviate from the alternative discussed at the October 7 meeting. Therefore, a second public information center to present a 3-leg intersection configuration alternative was proposed.
Upon review of the comments following the second meeting, the Borough has decided not to pursue the closure of New Street and pedestrian plaza. The Main Street/New Street intersection will remain a four-leg intersection and the proposed safety improvements will include a traffic signal upgrade with some additional safety measures.
A Public Information Center was held on October 7, 2020. For more information click here:
Public Meeting: Metuchen Safety Improvements | NJTPA | North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
9/20/2021 7:00:00 PM
Public Comment Form
September 20, 2021 PIC #2 Presentation and Plans