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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Terhune Rd Pedestrian Improvements


Princeton is Awarded $1,000,000 for Terhune Road Pedestrian Improvements

PRINCETON, MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has awarded a one-million-dollar Safe Streets to Transit (SSTT) grant to the Municipality of Princeton to improve safety for pedestrians on Terhune Road between Mt. Lucas Road and North Harrison Street.

The proposed work will complete the existing sidewalk network of this important corridor, adding new sidewalks and traffic calming measures to make Terhune Road a safer environment for pedestrians and bicyclists. These improvements will provide walkable, bikeable, safe, and equitable access to commerce, community resources, and bus transportation.

“This SSTT grant is the Municipality’s second grant benefiting the Terhune Road Corridor,” said Deputy Administrator Deanna Stockton. “The Municipality proactively seeks grant opportunities for vital infrastructure projects; with this grant, the Municipality is set to improve the overall safety of a critical corridor, enhancing multi-modal access to transit and a commercial destination, while reducing vehicle dependency and lessening the associated climate impact.”

Additionally, the Municipality is coordinating this work with the new housing developments on Terhune Road. The developer-funded improvements, as per the negotiated developer agreements, will upgrade the vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle accommodations between North Harrison Street and Grover Avenue to include traffic calming elements such as a raised crosswalk, new sidewalks, a dedicated bike lane on the south side of Terhune Road, and on-street parking. The municipal project will supplement and mirror these improvements with the replacement of the sidewalks between North Harrison and Thanet Circle, a dedicated bike lane on the north side of Terhune Road, a raised intersection, and stormwater management.

“The Safe Streets to Transit program is a crucial grant opportunity for counties and municipalities, enabling us to upgrade our pedestrian infrastructure to be more accessible, safe and equitable,” said Council President Mia Sacks. “We continue to work with our professional staff to secure as much state and federal funding as possible to facilitate forward-thinking, smart growth development without increasing the burden on taxpayers.”

Release Date: January 25, 2024

Contact: Deanna Stockton, Deputy Administrator

Princeton is Awarded $1,000,000 for Terhune Road Pedestrian Improvements (PDF)

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Learn More about the Safe Streets to Transit Grant Program

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