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Goodbye Hot Air Balloons, Hello 'Making Vibrant Connections'

Post Date:07/08/2020 1:53 PM

Now that New Jersey is well into Phase 2 of its COVID-19 Restart & Recovery plans, more and more people are venturing out to enjoy the summer weather. During their travels, visitors and residents who cross over from neighboring areas will notice that the county has installed new “Welcome to Somerset County” signs.

For decades, the county’s welcome signs displayed a hot air balloon, but no more. The new signs show off the Somerset County’s logo, with the “Making Vibrant Connections” tagline, to great advantage.

Curious to know where the new signs are located? Following is a list of locations:

  • Pottersville Road (CR 512), Bedminster Township
  • Valley Road (CR 512), Bernards Township
  • Hamilton Street (CR 514), Franklin Township
  • Georgetown & Franklin Turnpike (CR 518), Montgomery Township
  • Mendham Road (CR 525), Bernardsville Borough
  • Valley Road (CR 527), Watchung Borough
  • Laurel Avenue (CR 603), Franklin Township
  • Franklin Boulevard (CR 617), Franklin Township
  • Pleasant Run Road (CR 629), Branchburg Township
  • Rock Avenue (CR 645), North Plainfield Township
  • Mendham Road (CR 647), Peapack-Gladstone Borough
  • Claremont Road (CR 648), Franklin Township
  • South Maple Road (CR 657), Bernards Township
  • Old Chester Road (CR 671), Peapack-Gladstone Borough

The “Welcome to Somerset County” signs were designed by the county’s Graphics Department with assistance from the Engineering Division, manufactured by Garden State Highway Products, Inc., and installed on county roads by Department of Public Works employees.

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Randall Alpizar, of the Somerset County Roads Division, installs new welcome signs along county roads.
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