Mayor's Message

"It only took a half a century!"

As reported in a recent article in the Courier News, the $28 million project, the completion of the Route 18 extension through Piscataway, has only taken half a century to complete. This state project is finally coming to fruition. Over the decades the roadway, which stretches from Piscataway to Wall in Monmouth County, has been improved and in Piscataway the work stretches back over 20 years, beginning in 1994 when Hoes Lane was connected to Metlars Lane. The second phase went from the intersection of Metlars Lane and Hoes Lane to the John Lynch Bridge. The final phase, Section 3A began in 2012 and runs from Buckingham Drive on Hoes Lane to Route 287. It was derailed for a while by super storm Sandy and the need for utility companies to be redeployed to repair Sandy-related damage elsewhere in New Jersey. Those companies disappeared for about 16 months which further slowed the project. The project has also provided a multi-purpose pedestrian path, sidewalks and two overhead crosswalks making it safe, in particular for students, to cross over the busy highway. Even bicyclists now have a safe route that never existed before. NJDOT added the construction of Stockton Street to the project which now connects Buena Vista Avenue to Hoes Lane allowing for access to the library and the senior center.

About Piscataway

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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Police/Traffic Emergency Mgmt

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


The Piscataway Township
Pee Wee Cheerleading Squad placed
1st at both
The Central Jersey Pop Warner
The New Jersey State Competitions

Kudos to the Midgets for placing 1st at
The Central Jersey Pop Warner Competition.

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Township Announcements

Piscataway Cheerleaders Place First

Congratulations to the Pee Wees for placing first at both the Central Jersey Pop Warner and the New Jersey State Competitions.

Kudos to the Midgets for placing first at the Central Jersey Pop Warner Competition.

To report potholes on Piscataway Township Roads

To report potholes on Piscataway Township Roads, please contact the Department of Public Works at 732-562-2390.

To report pothole damage to your vehicle

Please email James Herck at 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.

To report potholes on Middlesex County Roads

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.

To report potholes on State Roads

Route 18 (including Hoes Lane and Route 287).

Any questions on the Route 18/I-287 Connection in Piscataway Project

Please contact NJ Department of Transportation Office of Constituent and Community Relations - (609) 530-2110 (Phone)- (609) 530-4638 (Fax)

Hoes Lane Construction Information

Please be advised that contractors have resumed work on Hoes Lane.  Please be prepared for possible delays. Thank you for your patience.


Leaf bags are available to residents through Friday, December 18 at the Public Works yard – 505 Sidney Road.

Hours are Monday – Friday from 7 AM to 6 PM.  In addition, leaf bags will be available on Saturday, November 7th from 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM.

To attain leaf bags, residents must first obtain coupons at the tax office in the Municipal Building.

Curbside leaf bag pick up will begin on October 19 ending on December 31.

Leaf bags are to be used for leaves only.  

Interactive map of residential leaf pick-up.