ANNOUNCEMENT

Witherspoon Street Neighborhood Design Meeting #2

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The Princeton Engineering and Planning Departments invite you to attend a second public meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 to share your ideas and vision for Witherspoon Street and Hinds Plaza.  This meeting will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on a Zoom webinar platform:  

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Since the first meeting in February, we have all encountered challenges related to COVID-19.  For the Municipality, that meant that we were not able to mobilize additional community discussions regarding the community vision for the whole corridor from Nassau Street to Valley Road.  Since we still have a deadline in 2021 for the project’s State Municipal Aid grant, we need to jumpstart our activities for the Nassau Street to Green Street section of the corridor.  To assist us, T&M Associates has been hired to complete the master planning process for the southern section and then complete construction plans for bidding and construction late in 2021.

 

At this September design meeting, the agenda will include discussion about the following items for the Nassau Street to Green Street section:

1.      Community feedback received in February 2020 available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qrJNAtgqYZuqTpqnr5_TN-mzCfxXJZEc/view

2.      Identified roadway alternative concepts, also depicted at https://www.princetonnj.gov/resources/witherspoon-street-improvement-project

  • Keep one-way northbound between Nassau and Spring and one lane of loading / parking.  With the reopening of businesses and outdoor dining, we have been able to pilot this configuration and monitor community feedback via the Witherspoon StrEAT survey. This one-way configuration could be potentially paired with flipping the South Tulane one-way to a southbound direction.
  • Keep one-way northbound between Nassau and Spring and two lanes of loading / parking.This one-way configuration could be potentially paired with flipping the South Tulane one-way to a southbound direction.
  • Close the street completely (to motor vehicles) between Nassau and Spring.
  • Maintain two-way traffic between Nassau to Spring with one lane of loading / parking.
  • Maintain two-way traffic with two loading / parking lanes.  This was the configuration prior to the outdoor dining configuration.
  • Extend the limits of alternatives a – d to Hulfish Street or Paul Robeson Place.

3.      Bike facilities

4.      Pedestrian facilities

5.      Parking and traffic

6.      Stormwater and sanitary sewer infrastructure, including green infrastructure

7.      Tree replacement

8.      Lighting,public art and other street amenities

9.      Project schedule:

  • Third public meeting – October 2020
  • Historic Preservation Commission meeting – November 2020
  • Preliminary plan preparation – November 2020 through February 2020
  • Final plan preparation – March 2021
  • Advertise for construction bids – April 2021
  • Begin construction Nassau to Green Street – June 2021

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