FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2009

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

 

Route 27 Corridor Safety Study Available for Review
at Public Open House in Cranford, May 19

 

CRANFORD, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority are sponsoring a public open house on Tuesday, May 19, to review the draft Union County Route 27 Corridor Safety Study.

The Union County Division of Planning and Community Development has scheduled the public open house for Tuesday, May 19th, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at the Cranford Community Center, located at 220 Walnut Avenue in Cranford. Parking is available on site and the facility is within walking distance of the Cranford railroad station.

“The purpose of the Route 27 Safety Study is to identify specific locally acceptable improvements that are needed along the St. George’s Avenue/Route 27 corridor in Rahway, Linden, Roselle, and part of Elizabeth,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “The goal is to reduce vehicular accidents, improve traffic flow, support transit and increase pedestrian and bicyclist safety along this busy seven-mile stretch of road.”

An advisory committee made up of representatives from the four municipalities, NJ Transit, and the New Jersey Department of Transportation has been working to identify problems along the route and possible solutions. The open house will provide an opportunity for input from the general public, bicycle and pedestrian interest groups, local business representatives and individuals who use Route 27 on a daily basis.

In addition to the conceptual plans and displays that will be available for viewing on May 19, and the informal questions and answers, there will be a brief formal presentation to those assembled at 3:00 p.m.

Funding for this plan is provided by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and the County of Union. The contract for the safety study has been awarded to a Project Team lead by The RBA Group. For more information about the May 19 public open house, please call the Union County Division of Planning and Community Development at 908-527-4086.