Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Township Council look for ways to slow down trucks near schools.
Spurred by recent police patrols that snagged 170 speeders along Houses Corner Road, the Township Council Tuesday discussed ways to slow down traffic even more. Councilwoman Christine Quinn said she received complaints from parents who live on or near the busy road that intersects with Route 15, and leads to area quarries. “Their concern was that all these tickets were written while their children were waiting for the school bus,” Quinn said. Township Manager David Troust said that police targeted the road recently for a speeding detail that resulted in 170 drivers being tagged for exceeding the 35 mile-per-hour limit. Troust said one solution would be more visible police patrols, while township engineer Eric Powell said some non-…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
NJDEP picked up the bears in Jefferson on Wednesday.
Two bears were found dead on the side of Route 15 North in Jefferson on Wednesday, police said. The first bear was found shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Route 15 at the intersection of Berkshire Valley Road, where NJDEP officials later picked the bear up, Police Telecommunications Operator Henry Merz said. The second bear was found around noon, also on Route 15 North, by the 8-mile marker, Merz said. NJDEP officials could not provide any additional information about the bear reports on Wednesday. Merz also said there wasn't any information reported on the size of the bears, or the reason they were on the side of Route 15. "There's no accident reports, there's no incident reports," Merz said. "People just called in about a dead bear on the side…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Family of Amir Khan, 52, say he was following the 'American dream.'
Amir Khan gave up everything for his three children to move the the United States from Pakistan two years ago. He wanted them to live the "American dream." But the 52-year-old Jefferson man's life had a tragic ending last week when he was struck by a van and killed while walking along Route 15. Police said Khan was pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck by a 2010 Ford van driven by Marcus Cintron, 41, of Jefferson, who was traveling south on the highway near the intersection of Tierney Road. Khan's sister-in-law, Shaista Zareen, said she thinks Khan was walking home from work at the time of the incident. Khan devoted most of his time working at the Shell Service Station on Route 15 in Lake Hopatcong to support his three kids and …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Man reported his vehicle was filling with smoke before he pulled over and it caught on fire.
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Friday, December 7, 2012
Route 15 North in Sparta was closed for more than an hour Thursday afternoon after a car caught on flames. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred just after 4 p.m., according to Sparta Township Police Sgt. John-Paul Beebe. Frank Sanfilippo, a 45-year-old Ogdensburg resident, was driving his 2011 Ford Focus on the highway when he called police to report that his car was filling with smoke. He pulled over near the 9.5 mile-marker and exited the car just before it caught on fire. The Sparta Fire Department responded and put out the flames. Police are still investigating the cause of the fire.
52-year-old struck while crossing Route 15 in Lake Hopatcong Thursday night.
A pedestrian killed on Route 15 in Lake Hopatcong Thursday night has been identified as a 52-year-old Jefferson man, police said. Amir Khan was pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck by a 2010 Ford van driven by Marcus Cintron, 41, of Jefferson, who was traveling south on the highway near the intersection of Tierney Road, according to a report supplied by Capt. Eric Wilsusen. Cintron, who was working for Cablevision when driving the company van, was taken to St. Clare's Hospital in Dover for a medical evaluation, Wilsusen said. Officer Justin Gjelsvik first responded to the crash at about 5:30 p.m., and was joined by Traffic Officer Det. Steve Muller who continues to investigate the incident, Wilsusen said. The Morris County …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Construction to begin this week in Morris, Sussex and Passaic counties.
A $10 million road resurfacing and repairs project will start this week on major highways in Morris, Sussex and Passaic counties, the state Department of Transportation said Tuesday. At least one travel lane will be open during peak travel hours on each of the highways during the project, which will handled by Tilcon Inc. and will start on Route 15 in Dover. The project is aimed at improving safety and expanding the life of pavement at each location, including in turn lanes, shoulders and median openings, the state said. Access to all businesses will be maintained, the state said. The repairs will take place in the following order:
Monday, May 14, 2012
Republican legislators propose naming a highway in northwestern New Jersey for the nation's 40th president.
Monday, May 14, 2012
"The Great Communicator" may soon have a stretch of New Jersey highway named after him. Under a bill introduced earlier this year by Republican legislators in the Deomcrat-controlled Assembly, the late President Ronald Reagan would have a state highway in northwestern New Jersey named in his honor, according to a Newark Star-Ledger article. In February, several Route 15 business owners were split as to whether naming the highway after Reagan would help sales. Only one former president — Warren Harding — has received such as an accolade in New Jersey, with a 4-mile section of Route 48 in Salem County named in his honor, according to the article. If approved by the state Assembly and Senate, and then signed by Gov. Christopher J. Christie…
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll (R-Dist. 25) recently introduced legislation that would change the highway's name to honor the 40th president.
Would Route 15 by any other name sound as sweet? Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll (R-Dist. 25) thinks so. Carroll recently proposed legislation, bill A2208, that would change the name of highway connecting Sussex and Morris counties to honor the 40th president. Carroll said if the there's a state public school named for Dwight D. Eisenhower and a hospital named for John F. Kennedy, why not a highway for Reagan? "There are certainly grounds for naming the highway after the greatest president of the second half our century," Carroll said. Legislation was introduced to rename Route 15 "Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway" soon after his death in 2004, but it had never reached the Senate or Assembly for vote. Carroll said he while was hopeful …