PRINCETON — Major detours will be in place in both directions on Route 206 so that construction and utility workers can complete work on a crumbling bridge and replace utility poles.

The closure will block Route 206 for 3 miles between Carter Road and Lovers Lane every day starting March 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work is expected to end April 5.

The closure is to allow PSE&G workers to relocate power lines before work starts on the Stony Brook Bridges.

Local traffic will be allowed up to the bridge.

A detour for heavy trucks already has been in place since February of last year.

For cars, northbound traffic on Route 206 will be diverted 5 miles around the highway — a left on Carter Road, a right on Rosedale Road, a right on Elm Road, and back to 206.

Southbound traffic will have a shorter detour: Lovers Lane, a right on Mercer Road, a right on Hutchinson Drive and back to 206.

During the detour hours, northbound trucks are supposed to take Carter Road all the way to County Route 518/Hopewell-Rocky Hill Road. Southbound trucks are supposed to take County Route 518/Georgetown-Franklin Turnpike to Route 31 and Route 95.

Northbound detour

Southbound detour

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