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Typically road reconstruction projects are done during the summer months when conditions are not conducive for growing grass. Re-seeding of this area is put on a "punch" list for the fall when conditions are more favorable for growing grass.
The seed that is used is the same grass seed that is planted on all of the construction jobs. The seed mix is specified by the township in its standard specification. The township will not honor a special request for zoysia grass, etc.
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Hamilton utilizes a Pavement Management System to assess the general condition of all of its roadways. Under this system, the roads are rated.
Currently any road that meets a rating of 40 or below is considered for repaving.
To report an issue on a county road, call 609-530-7510. You may also report any roadway issues by emailing Mercer County DOT.
Note: Route 206 from Lalor Street to Whitehorse Circle is Hamilton Township responsibility.
To report an issue on a state road call Central Dispatcher at 609-588-6212 or use this online form to report potholes, maintenance, roadway debris, sign problems, tall grass, deer carcass, guide rail damage, electrical (light bulb out, traffic signal)
Full or partial construction of the following roads will be done by the Public Works Paving Crew. We will give residents a two week notice prior to start date. Schedule subject to change due to weather and work schedule.
Road Repair Projects
Hamilton Township Capital Road Projects
Residents who have questions about road work projects being done by PSE&G can contact the project line at 833-661-6400. They will receive a response within 24 hours.
Wire reinforcement is allowed but if the township ever has to rip up the ROW (right of way) sidewalk, we will not replace the sidewalk with the wire mesh. It is expensive and not part of our specs. The wire mesh goes down before they pour the concrete.
The sidewalk is a trip hazard and in violation if it is lifted 1 inch or greater.
In accordance with township ordinance 130-141, the installation and maintenance of curbs and sidewalks is the responsibility of the property owner.
However, when a road is being reconstructed the plans and specs are sent from Engineering to Public Works. During the reconstruction job, if the curbs are deteriorating, Public Works may consider replacing the curb. The purpose of a curb is to facilitate the drainage of the road. When water runs off the road, it follows the curb line to the next storm drain. If the curbs are to be replaced due to deterioration, Engineering will put this in the initial plans. If it is not in the initial plans, it is the responsibility of the property owner.
As for the sidewalk, this is the responsibility of the property owner. The contractor hired by the township to do the road reconstruction work may approach the homeowners while he is working on the road if he sees that the sidewalks are in poor condition. The contractor may offer the homeowner a discounted rate to replace the sidewalk. This rate is only effective while the contractor is actively working on the road. This is solely between the contractor and the homeowner. The township has nothing to do with this offer.
The only time the township will install a new sidewalk is with federal grant money. The location must warrant the installation of a sidewalk and a review is done by the Engineering Department to determine the necessity. Currently, sidewalks are being installed on South Clinton Avenue through grant money.
The Hamilton Township Code, Article V, Section 130-141 states that where the lands of a property owner abut a right-of-way, it shall be the responsibility of such property owner to keep the area between the property line and the street line, including the sidewalk, driveway apron, and curb, as the case may be, in good repair.
The appropriate permit can be obtained at the Municipal Building's Division of Inspections located in Room 305, 2090 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton NJ 08609.
Submit a Citizen Service Request to request a street sweeper on your street.
For all township roads, a street sweeping schedule is followed. All roads are swept 5 times (sometimes 6) per year. The only exception is if the road is in a business/commercial area. Roads in business or commercial areas are supposed to be swept every 30 days, as staffing permits.
There are times when the township will temporarily post a street for "No Parking" on one side and then post the same street for "No Parking" on the other side either the next day or shortly thereafter. If the street has an excessive amount of business then "No Parking" signs will not be posted.