County of Middlesex
The Board of Chosen Freeholders for the County of Middlesex is pleased to announce that construction for the Improvements to the Intersection of Bordentown Avenue and Ernston Road in the Townships of Sayreville and Old Bridge has been completed and the intersection has been fully opened to traffic.
This intersection is one of the busiest in the County and the planning for these improvements has been in progress for many years. Completion of these improvements has significantly improved the daily lives of all those who live near or travel through this intersection by dramatically reducing the traffic delays that have plagued this intersection for some time.
These improvements have been made possible by the dedicated efforts over an extended period of time of the County Administration and Engineering offices, and the efforts of Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski to help obtain over $12M in Federal Aid funding.
The improvements included the widening of the intersection, which in turn required the removal of the existing railroad overpass bridge with a new parallel railroad bridge and the relocation of almost 1800 feet of railroad track. The new railroad bridge - a structural steel girder bridge with a span of 100 feet replaced the now demolished railroad bridge (locally known as "the hole in the wall"). The new bridge, track work and associated retaining walls and site modifications represent approximately $4M of work, fully funded by the Federal government.
The improvements also included new traffic signals, with audible pedestrian crossing equipment, video detection for the signal actuation, ADA compliant access ramps, and additional sidewalk for enhanced pedestrian access through the intersection.
The project required significant overhead and underground utility relocations, including high voltage electrical transmission and distribution lines, phone and cable fiber and copper systems, several large water mains, large and smaller natural gas lines, and extensive storm sewer improvements.
The intersection widening has provided for dedicated left and right turn lanes for each of the four legs, and this has dramatically improved the traffic flow through this critical intersection.
The project was constructed by Green Construction of South River NJ, with construction management services provided by CME Associates of Parlin NJ.