CONTACT: Julie Willmot
EWING - Over the last year, Mercer County has been working with Ewing Township's groundbreaking development initiatives surrounding General Motors, Naval Warfare Center and the airport. The County will present alternatives to manage future traffic on Parkway Avenue (County Route 634) to support this important redevelopment initiative on Wednesday, May 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Ewing Municipal Building, 2 Jake Garzio Drive.
The alternatives were developed in a planning study conducted over the last year for County roads near Ewing Township's Parkway Avenue Redevelopment Area. Initial concepts for road improvements were drawn from the Township's redevelopment plan and an airport future land use study sponsored by Mercer County. Computer simulation and engineering analysis have refined the concepts into recommendations for phased traffic improvements.
"The County and the Township have been working very closely together on this project," said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. "And since a developer was selected for the GM site, we have been working with them too."
The highway study was funded by a grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. With another grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the County commissioned a study of improvements to support passenger rail service on the West Trenton line. Recommendations from this and other previous studies will be briefly reviewed to set the context for road improvements, which will be the main focus of the meeting.
"The Township is pleased with the level of collaboration exhibited between County and Township staff working together. This process serves as a model for how counties and their municipalities should leverage resources in both financial and technical expertise," said Ewing Mayor Bert Steinmann.
County and Township planners and consultants from Urban Engineers, Inc. will present to the Ewing Township Redevelopment Agency in their regularly scheduled meeting. The public is welcome to attend and participate.
For more information, contact the Mercer County Planning Division at 609-989-6545.