At last! Route 206 in Princeton will reopen in November
PRINCETON — A bridge restoration project on Route 206 is expected to be complete by the beginning of November.
The road has been closed since July 7 between the Hun School and the Jasna Polana Country Club.
Workers have been restoring and rebuilding the Stony Arch Bridge, originally built in 1792.
The detours have been sending trucks to Route 31 to Route 202 and the Somerville Circle to head back south on Route 206.
Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Schapiro said the project "is progressing on schedule and we expect it to be complete by Nov. 3."
The project also rebuilt the flood channel bridge.
“About a year and a half ago, we had to make some emergency repairs. Winter storms damaged the bridge, some of the parapet structure. So we went in, did some emergency repairs at the time. And now we are going back to do our permanent repairs," Schapiro previously said.
The DOT worked with the state Historic Preservation Office and the Princeton Historic Preservation Committee to conform to historical standards. Schapiro said the same stones used in the original bridge were used in the rebuild.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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