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MONTGOMERY – Somerset County is finding out methods to enhance site visitors security within the space of the Griggstown Causeway that connects Montgomery and Franklin over the Millstone River and Delaware and Raritan Canal.

The county freeholders permitted $75,065 on Tuesday to broaden the research that was began in 2018, which is being performed by WSP USA Inc. of Newark.

The extra cash, County Engineer Matt Loper defined to the freeholders at an earlier assembly, will likely be used to include the impression of flooding into the site visitors research.

“We might be remiss in not that if we’re doing a major undertaking to deal with site visitors security,” Loper stated.

The aim of the research is to guage present site visitors circumstances to to find out if adjustments are wanted to enhance site visitors security within the heavily-traveled space.

The research will take a look at intersections in each Franklin and Montgomery, together with the intersection of River Street and Griggstown Causeway in Hillsborough, and the Canal Street intersections with the Causeway and Bunker Hill Street in Franklin.

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Additionally included within the research is the one-lane bridge over the Millstone River.

The research will see what “optimistic enhancements” the county must undertake within the space, Loper stated.

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The extra funds will research the impression of flooding from the Millstone River, which has develop into a persistent drawback on each the Griggstown Causeway and the Blackwells Mills crossing of the river and the canal.

Workers Author Mike Deak: 908-243-6607; mdeak@mycentraljersey.com

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