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Piscataway was founded in 1666, and officially incorporated in 1798. The community, the fifth oldest municipality in New Jersey, has grown from Indian territory, through a colonial period and is one of the links in the earliest settlement of the Atlantic seacoast that ultimately led to the formation of the United States. Piscataway, located in Middlesex County, comprises 19.1 square miles, is 35 miles from New York City, and within 250 miles of one-quarter of the nation's total population.
The community is ethnically diverse with 24,642 White, 10,254 Black, 104 Native Americans, 12,532 Asian, 1,397 Multi-racial, 4,002 Hispanic (of any race), and 1,553 other. The township has a fair percentage of apartments, townhouses, and condominiums although most housing accommodations are single-family dwellings. The township was named by MONEY magazine in 2008, 2010 and 2014 as one of the best places to live in the United States. Cited was the long and prestigious history of the community and noted also was that 189 buildings on Rutgers the State University campuses are located in Piscataway. RWJ Medical School, several data centers, and many national and international companies providing professional, scientific, and technical services are located in the township. The township has a highly educated workforce; 93.5 percent are high school graduates or higher.
Since the opening in 1960 of Interstate Highway 287, the township has proven a highly desirable location for suburban development and many Fortune 500 companies are located in the township. The township’s prime location with easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, Routes 287, 78, 22, 27, and 18 make it especially attractive to commuters and corporations alike. Despite the township’s growth, Piscataway has maintained its friendly welcoming atmosphere, making it a wonderful place to live, work and play.
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The 1st Avenue Bridge between Normandy Drive & Possumtown Road will be closed for construction on or about February 8, 2016. Please plan alternate route. Project anticipated to be completed by November.
Starting on or around December, 12, 2016 South Avenue will be reconstructed from Sherman Avenue to Hall Street in Piscataway Twp & Middlesex Borough. Normal working hours are 7 AM to 7 PM Monday thru Saturday. Possible lane closures between 9 AM - 3 PM Monday thru Friday. Project is anticipated to be completed by June 30, 2017. Please plan route accordingly.
School Street will be closed weekdays from 8 AM - 4 PM until the Fall. Please follow detour signs.
On or about June 20th, Middlesex County will begin construction on River Road between Ballas Lane and Baekeland Avenue. Work is anticipated to continue through December. Please plan travel accordingly.
Starting approximately May 1, Route 18 NB (Centennial Avenue) will be shut down from Hoes Lane to Knightsbridge Road. Two way single lane traffic will use Route 18 SB.
Any questions please call 732-562-2390
To report potholes on Piscataway Township Roads, please contact the Department of Public Works at 732-562-2390.
Please email James Herck at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send him the time, date and location of the incident as well as include photos of the damage and a copy of the repair invoice.
Metlars Ln, New Durham Rd, New Brunswick Avenue,New Market Rd, River Rd,South 2nd St, South Washington Ave, Stelton Rd, Vail Ave, Walnut St, Washington Avenue, West 7th St. http://www.co.middlesex.nj.us/Government/Departments/IM/Pages/RoadsComplaint.aspx
Route 18 (including Hoes Lane and Route 287). http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/potholeform.shtm
Please contact NJ Department of Transportation Office of Constituent and Community Relations - (609) 530-2110 (Phone)- (609) 530-4638 (Fax)
Please be advised that contractors have resumed work on Hoes Lane. Please be prepared for possible delays. Thank you for your patience.