Pway’s Steven Cahn Authors River Road Resolution

Ward 3 Councilman Seeks to Stop Semi Trucks on Scenic Route

January 2, 2018 – Piscataway Councilman Steven Cahn successfully sponsored a resolution at tonight’s Township Council meeting that is the important first step to eliminate commercial trucks from River Road.

Long a source of frustration among local residents, the Township had no previous legal ability to restrict truck traffic on River Road (CR 622) under state regulations.  Now with the completion and impending acceptance of Route 18 and its easy connection to I-287 as a way of access for trucks, Piscataway can seek approval from Middlesex County and the State to move truck traffic onto Hoes Lane and off River Road.

“This is designed to improve the quality of life for residents who live along the River Road corridor,” Cahn said.

Under Cahn’s measure, the engineering firm CME Associates would begin a study as to whether moving the truck traffic is feasible.  A Council vote on Cahn’s measure is likely to take place next week.

Once the CME report is completed – another step in a process expected to take several months – the Township can submit it to county and state officials for review and hopeful approval.  Once that happens, a Township ordinance restricting heavy commercial traffic on River Road may be introduced.

Representing Ward 3 on the Piscataway Township Council, Cahn lives in the River Road area with his wife and children.