National Guard Competition Event 

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 the NJ National Guard will be conducting a competition involving their personnel along the Delaware River.

Helicopters will be used to drop personnel off on the Pennsylvania side of Washington Crossing Park. Participants will then travel by inflatable boat across the river. Participants will then run south along the canal path.

The participants will then turn around and complete this same course in reverse.

This event is scheduled to take place between 7 AM and 12 PM.  

 

Road Construction Announcement

On or about Monday, April 10, 2017 Mercer County D.O.T. will be milling and paving Carter Road (CH 569) between Pennington Rocky Hill Road (Mt. Rose intersection) and Princeton Avenue in Hopewell Borough.

Work will occur Monday through Friday between 9 am and 3 pm. The road will be closed to through traffic during these hours. Full access will be permitted during non-working hours.

Motorists will be directed to use East Broad Street/Hopewell-Rocky Hill Road (CH 518), Province Line Road, and Cherry Valley Road.

This work is anticipated to take approximately 20 working days.

 

Bridge Reconstruction Notice

On or about Monday, December 5, 2016 the Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will start the rehabilitation of the two bridges on River Drive, one over Fiddlers Creek, and one over Steele Run, which have been closed for over three years.

Sections of River Drive, near these two bridges, will remain closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic for the duration of the project.

This project is to be completed in 150 calendar days, weather permitting.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The public is invited to participate in updating a countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) that will pave the way for mitigation funding.  To take the online survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mercercountyhmpcitizensurvey

Mercer County has received a grant to complete a mandatory five-year update of its existing 2011 Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan will identify key actions to be taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from natural disasters such as floods, severe storms, and earthquakes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines hazard mitigation as a “sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and their property from hazards.”

The Disaster Mitigation Act (DMA) of 2000 requires local governments to have a hazard mitigation plan approved by FEMA. This plan will eventually form the basis for a long-term strategy to help reduce or eliminate disaster losses, and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.  

The goal of the plan is to identify projects that can reduce damages from future natural hazards. The plan includes a risk assessment and a hazard-mitigation strategy. The hazards of concern include dam failure, drought, flood, earthquake, geological hazards, severe storms (e.g., hurricanes), winter storms (Nor’easters), and wildfire. The study focuses on existing and future buildings, infrastructure and critical facilities that might be impacted.  

Communities with an approved HMP may apply for pre-disaster mitigation funding for projects to mitigate risk to both public and private property, such as home elevations and local flood-control measures.  Ultimately these projects will reduce vulnerability and enable communities to recover more quickly from disasters.

 



 

 
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