Washington Valley Road Project

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Bridgewater Township

 Reconstruction of Washington Valley Road (County Route 616) from Chimney Rock Road (CR 525) to 700’ east of Eastbrook Road, Bridgewater Township, Somerset County


Current Update:

It is anticipated that some minor work will occur this spring to repair lawns, driveways, and pavement along with new tree plantings. The road will remain open during any scheduled work.

An update will be made when work is scheduled.

(Posted 2-21-20)

August 22nd Project Update

July 26th Project Update

May 13th Project Update 

Project summary document

Detour Route Map

Information for residents and businesses within the workzone, including local side street residences:

July 15, 2019: The map and notice below was hand delivered to properties effected by the relocation of the barricade for the Stage 2A work: 2035 to 2055 Washington Valley Road, Van Nest Drive, Lynne Way, and Wilde Hollow.

Stage 2A Traffic Pattern Change Notice

Stage 2A Resident Access Plan

 August 8, 2018 Resident access plan - Map


Project Summary

Somerset County has design efforts underway to reconstruct Washington Valley Road, CR 616, because of several operational problems contributing to traffic accidents along the corridor and roadway condition maintenance. The goals of the road work are to make the road safer and more effective by improving intersections and adding shoulders to aid with accident avoidance, aid in turning movements onto side streets and driveways, and to carry storm water to a new storm sewer system. The improvements will address roadway deficiencies such as severe vertical curvature and steep slopes at side streets that impact line of sight, lack of shoulders, irregular pavement cross slopes, and storm runoff collection that increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents. 

This project consists of the construction of approximately 1.3 miles of roadway reconstruction and associated drainage work. Curbs are to be installed along both sides of the roadway. The proposed roadway width is 30’ to provide for two lanes, each 11’ wide, and two paved shoulders; each 4’ wide. The roadway will widen to 38’ wide at the intersection of Vosseller Avenue for the addition of a left turn lane. Minor curbline changes and a new traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Chimney Rock Road to replace the substandard signal that now exists. This new signal will have the ability to be actuated by vehicles sitting in the turning lanes and have pedestrian crossing signals installed.

Public Information Meeting materials – meeting held on November 13, 2014:


Property parcel maps adopted December 15, 2015

Property Parcel Maps - 12-15-15


Public Information Meeting materials - meeting held on August 16, 2016: 

Public information meeting presentation

Plan view display 1, address 1961 to 2087 Washington Valley Road

Plan view display 2, address 2087 to 2229 Washington Valley Road

Plan view display of staging areas

Plan view display of detour routes

Public information meeting handout with contact information



 For more information, please contact the Engineering Division.


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