New transit schedules, Alexander Street-University Place detour to go into effect

Oct. 11, 2013 2:20 p.m.

The week of Oct. 13, NJ TRANSIT and TigerPaww shuttle schedules will change. Additionally, a detour will begin Oct. 16 around the Alexander Street-University Place intersection as a roundabout is constructed.

New NJ TRANSIT rail and TigerPaWW schedules

NJ TRANSIT has announced that new rail schedules take effect as of Sunday, Oct. 13. The University will adjust the TigerPaWW shuttle schedules as a result of the change in rail schedules. The updated TigerPaWW schedule that will take effect on Monday, Oct. 14 also is available online.

Alexander Street and University Place detour route to begin Oct. 16

Starting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, vehicular traffic will be detoured onto a temporary road that will bypass the intersection of Alexander Street and University Place.

The current intersection of Alexander Street and University Place will be closed to through traffic for the construction of the new roundabout. Alexander Street will be closed from College Road south to just north of the new Princeton Station parking lot.

This newly constructed temporary bypass road will connect Alexander Street, from just north of the new Princeton Station parking lot, to University Place, east of Wawa. This detour route will remain in place until February 2014. The temporary traffic signal at the intersection of College Road and University Place will be operational while the detour is in effect. This signal will go into "flash" mode beginning on Monday, Oct. 14; it will begin normal operation on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

In addition, there will be changes to pedestrian and bike paths during this phase of work. There will be no changes to rail service, bus service, parking, taxis and bike facilities during this phase. Detailed information about transit services is available online.

Wawa will remain open; short-term metered parking will be accessible off of the bypass road.

Please follow directional signage that is posted, and use caution as you walk, bike and drive in the area.

Updated maps showing vehicular and pedestrian detours are available on the Arts and Transit Project website.