Areas Impacted by Route 92

On the home page are maps that show how 92 would impact the environmentally sensitive land within South Brunswick Township. Here we show some other areas that 92 would also harm.

West of the Western Terminus


Map of the area around the western terminus of Route 92 (in orange.) Shown in red are the roads that cut-through traffic would reasonably use to get to or from the western terminus of 92. How close is your home to Route 92 Ground Zero? Click on the map for a more detailed image.

The boundary for the Army Corps of Engineers DEIS exclude most of the roads to the west of 92’s western terminus. 92 traffic would not stop at Route 1, but would continue along these local roads. Lingston and Rocky Hill would be hurt the worst. Princeton Township would also be affected, even though Mayor Marchand supports Route 92.

92 traffic would impact many narrow local roads that cannot bear the added burden. Kingston, Rocky Hill, Montgomery, and Princeton Township roads would be the most directly impacted. Some 92 traffic would try to avoid the chronic traffic jams on Route 27 by using east-west local roads to the north.

Route 92 would induce sprawl in this entire area, especially near the roads that most directly lead to or from it. Princeton University’s for-profit Forrestal development arm has strongly supported Route 92 because it would feed the sprawl that they have built or intend to build at the west end. (Think about it: if 92 couldn’t cause sprawl, would Forrestal care?)

Not shown on this map is the planned extension of Route 92 into Montgomery. The Regional Planning Partnership is on record as favoring this extension, despite the fact that it illegally “segments” 92 to evade Federal environmental laws.

“If every new road that the traffic engineers built actually reduced traffic, why do we have any traffic problems now?” -- Frank Gambatese.


Plainsboro Preserve


Satellite image of the Plainsboro Preserve, showing Route 92’s impacts to the streams and open space preserved with Green Acres funds. If 92 is built, neither wildlife nor visitors in the Preserve would be able to escape its noise and pollution. Click on the image above for a .pdf file with more detail (about 600 kilobytes.)

When Jim Jeffers and his family donated the land for the Plainsboro Preserve, he hoped that his gift would be preserved for the enjoyment of everyone in the region. Here, in his own words, are his concerns about what will happen to the Preserve if 92 is built:


The focus of this map is the highway's impact on the Plainsboro Preserve.

The blue lines represent stream corridors which traverse this area. Please note that the roadway and its detention basins bisect these streams, so the likelihood of contamination of the lake is eminent. Currently, this body of water is potable and has a neutral pH. The litmus test for this condition is the presence of rare water plants which are intolerant of pollutants and are part of the Natural Heritage Database. The Corps DEIS skirts these issues. If this roadway is built, the environmental health of the Preserve will be compromised forever.

Please forward to all who are concerned,

Thank you all,

Jim Jeffers.

Princeton Collection

Also note the very close proximity of 92 to the homes of the Princeton Collection, to the immediate west of the Plainsboro Preserve. The noise pollution there will be the same as the Preserve.

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