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Hunterdon County has been very involved in the roadway improvements that have taken place in the Route 31 Corridor over the past decade and those that are planned for the future. The Board of Chosen Freeholders has developed a close working relationship with the impacted municipalities, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA).

Over the past decade, Route 31 has been dualized from Maryann's Corner (County Route 513) south to Payne Road in Clinton Township. The dualization of the segment from Payne Road to Stanton Station Road is scheduled to be completed this year and the segment from Stanton Station Road to River Road in Raritan Township is in the final stages of design. Construction is expected to begin this year on the improvements to six major intersections of Route 31 from Bartles Corner to the Flemington Circle.

All of these projects have been, and will continue to be, subject to extensive review and comment by local officials and the public. Before funding is allocated to any project, it is subject to extensive review of its environmental and community impact. Several design alternatives are considered before a final project scope is decided upon.

Freeholder Paul Sauerland has been vigilant in his role as Hunterdon County's representative to the NJTPA, and as the Board's past Chairman, in seeing that these needed roadway improvements continue to move forward to meet the needs of the traveling public in the County. Freeholder George Muller has been active in soliciting input from officials in Flemington and Raritan Township, as well as the interested public, in the Route 31 improvements in the Flemington area.

Funding for these projects comes from federal sources, most recently the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), and from New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund. Local funding is also involved, as in the case of Walter Foran Boulevard and the realignment of Park Avenue and North Main Street in Flemington.

The map(s) on the following pages illustrates the scope of these various projects. Construction dates and costs are listed if known. Should you wish to comment or learn more about any of these projects, please feel free to contact Les Varga at the County Planning Board at (908)788-1490, lvarga@co.hunterdon.nj.usor address written comments to:

Les Varga, Transportation Planner
Hunterdon County Planning Board
PO Box 2900
Flemington, NJ 08822-2900

Last Updated 01/31/2003 - Reports from the State Department of Transportation are received on a quarterly basis.

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