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TRENTON, N.J. - The Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is set to begin construction at the intersection of Quakerbridge and Youngs roads in Hamilton Township on Monday, April 21, 2014.

The improvements will include reconstruction of the handicap ramps at each corner of the intersection. In addition, the improvements call for widening the west side of Quakerbridge Road by approximately 6 feet along a 0.13-mile stretch in front of the Quakerbridge Shoppes and Shell gas station. The sidewalk will also be reconstructed along the same side as the road widening.

The project limits will be milled and resurfaced from curb to curb for approximately 500 feet south of the intersection and approximately 800 feet north of the intersection between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. The full length of resurfacing is approximately 0.25 miles. A detour will be implemented during final paving.

The road widening will allow for an additional lane that will allow dedicated turns onto Youngs Road while maintaining through-traffic movement for Quakerbridge Road in both directions.

The project construction duration is set for 45 calendar days.

The Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved the award of bid to the Earle Asphalt Co. of Farmingdale on Nov. 26, 2013; however, the project was delayed until spring for favorable weather. The cost of the project is $338,713 and was funded through Mercer County's capital improvement fund.