Princeton will see several event related road closures this weekend.
On Saturday, May 3, The Stuart School will host a 5k race on roadways around the school. As a result, the following streets will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. until the race ends, approximately 45 to 60 minutes later: Stuart Road between Great Road East and Bouvant Drive; Bouvant Drive between Cherry Hill Road and Stuart Road; and the entire length of White Oak Road.
Local residents will be allowed access to and egress from homes in the race area at the discretion of officers and race officials, with the safety of the race participants being paramount.
Also on Saturday, May 3 at 7 p.m., the Princeton Fire Department will begin its 129th annual inspection parade at the corner of Chestnut and Nassau streets. The parade will proceed down Nassau to the plaza in front of Monument Hall, where the department will issue its annual service awards.
The following road closures are necessitated for the parade: Chestnut Street between Nassau and Spruce Streets, from 6:30 p.m.; Nassau Street between Chestnut Street and Monument Hall, from 7 p.m. During the parade, all intersections on Nassau along the route will be closed and will be re-opened as is practical as the parade passes by, with primary consideration to the safety of participants and onlookers.
In addition, no parking will be permitted on the south side of Stockton Street between Bayard Lane and Library Place during the event. Emergency ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted in the area. The designated detour is Hamilton Avenue/Wiggins Street/Paul Robeson Place with the aid of signs, barricades and officers posted to assist with the flow of traffic.
On Sunday, May 4, beginning at 12:30 p.m., Quaker Road will be closed between Mercer Street and Nassau Park Boulevard to facilitate the Cyclovia cycling event. Traditional methods of road closure will apply in the form of gates and signage that are permanently posted in the area. The designated detour will be Province Line Road to Mercer Street until the event ends at 4:30 p.m., at which time the roads will reopen to all traffic. For more information on the event designed for bicyclists, walkers, runners, skaters and other wheelers, visit: www.princetonnj.gov/bicycle.htmlbicycle.html.
On or about May 5, the repair and resurfacing of Mercer Road between Province Line Road and Quaker Road will begin. The first part of the project, which will involve the milling, repair and repaving of the road surface, is scheduled to commence between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and is expected to take approximately 10 to 14 days.
The second phase of the project will begin upon completion of the first phase and will involve the milling, repair and resurfacing of Quaker Road between Mercer Road and the Port Mercer area, also between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The second phase of the project is expected to take approximately 3 to 4 weeks, during which time roads will be open to traffic during non-scheduled work hours. Route 206 will be the designated detour for the duration of the project, and signage will be posted to that end. Variable message boards have been posted in the area to alert motorists of the upcoming project.