There's no better way to kick off the new year than with tough travel conditions, right? Well, I have to let you know about a major major bridge and culvert project that is going to make our lives absolutely miserable.

Two bridges and a culvert along Alexander Street (and Road) in both West Windsor and Princeton will be replaced in 2019, and of course, the construction will lead to traffic issues in the area, according to CentralJersey.com.

The closure means motorists will have to take Washington Road or Harrison Street as an alternate route during the time Alexander Street/Road is out of commission.

Here's what you need to know:

  • The project will either start in the summer or the fall. We'll have more when we hear it.
  • No matter the start time, the closure is set to last at least 6 months.
  • You will have to take Washington Road or Harrison Street as an alternate route.
  • There will be a lot of traffic jams in the area.
Google Maps

We may have to suffer through traffic for six months, but this project will have long-term positive effects in the end:

The positive side:

  • We have ample time to prepare for this, so don't panic!
  • There are plenty of public transportation options including the Dinky bus service.
  • The $5 million road project will have will have two 12 ft wide traffic lanes and two 5ft wide shoulders.
  • The $3.5 million bridge project will not only result in a new bridge, but it will have two 12-foot wide raffic lanes, two 5ft wide shoulders, and two 5ft wide sidewalks.

CentralJersey.com

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UPDATE!: The utility work on Alexander Road will begin on Monday, January 14th. The road will closed again beginning around February 14th. 

Expect heavy delays!