East Windsor Township Holds Public Information Session for Union Transportation Trail Extension

EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP.   Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members held a public information session on June 3 via video, to provide background information and a presentation by the Township-retained engineer, Hopewell Valley Engineering, of the preliminary concept plans for the proposed grant funded 3.2 mile extension of the Union Transportation Trail through East Windsor Township.  The proposed Trail Extension is planned to begin at the current Trail terminus in the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area near the intersection of Old York Road (County Route 539) and Sharon Road, and will terminate at Airport Road near the intersection with Route 33.  Residents who wish to view the video recording of the public information session can visit the Township website at www.east-windsor.nj.us/planning-studies.

Mayor Mironov stated, “This Trail Extension is a really exciting and ambitious project for East Windsor that will provide great new recreational opportunities for bicyclists and pedestrians.  The Township wanted to share information at an early stage with our residents, through this public information session, to discuss our ideas and plans for the project as we move forward.  The Trail project, an important goal of the governing body, will be a tremendous addition to our existing trail system and has been met with enthusiastic support from the community.”

The proposed new 3.2 mile pedestrian-bicycle Union Transportation Trail extension will be constructed on existing JCP&L right of way, commencing at the southeast border of East Windsor Township crossing Old York Road, continuing over the New Jersey Turnpike at Windsor Perrineville Road, passing through county and Township open space and two Township parks, Turnpike Park and Woods Road Community Park, and ultimately terminating near the intersection of Airport Road and Route 33. 

The preliminary engineering and design of the project, performed by Hopewell Valley Engineering, has been underwritten by a $135,000 grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.  East Windsor Township also was awarded a $450,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation Local Bikeway Program to fund construction of the Trail.

Mayor Mironov stated, “We are excited to move forward on this trail project which will provide bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages safe access to enjoy open space in the Township, with connections to several existing municipal public parks and trails.  We are extremely grateful for the generous support from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and New Jersey Department of Transportation in funding the planning work and ultimately the construction of the project. “

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