Hackettstown Mayor Maria DiGiovanni said the Bergen Tool property recently had Phase I approved by the planning board, and this will include the CVS Pharmacy, and that Phase II will be going before the planning board in the coming months.
“Phase II will be retail on the first floor and 99 apartments on the second,” said DiGiovanni in a statement to the Hacketstown News last week.
She said Phase I will “start during this year as some of the buildings have come down,”  and that Phase II will start to go before the planning board within the next months.
Developer Ray Rice is the owner of this property at 91 Main Street.
In other construction projects around Hackettstown, Sgt. Darren Tynan of the Hackettstown Police Department said in a press release that a Route 46 Bridge Reconstruction Project will start on or about June 16, and offered information on detours and weight restrictions for vehicles.
He said that Stage One of the reconstruction project of this bridge over the Musconetcong River will start on or aboutMonday, June 16.
The road work will be done overnight from 9 pm – 6am and an alternating traffic pattern will be put in place, he said. Stage Two of the project will start on Saturday evening August 16 at approximately 9 pm, where there will be a full road closure and a detour in place for ten days, he said.
The road will be closed between Route182 (Mountain Avenue) and East Avenue, he said, adding that the roadway would be accessible for motorists that need to get to a business or residence up to the bridge closure.
The detour for vehicles at four tons or less Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) travelling Route 46 West would be to make a left onto East Avenue, then make a right onto Route 182 (Mountain Avenue) to Route 46 West.
The detour for vehicles four tons or less GVWR travelling Route 46 East would be to make a right onto Route182 (Mountain Avenue) then a left onto East Avenue to Route 46 East.
Sgt. Tynan said there will be a signed detour for vehicles over four tons GVWR and that detour would keep those vehicles to the highways and not allow them to use East Avenue. Vehicles found travelling on East Avenue, over the four ton GVWR, will be ticketed, Sgt. Tynan said.
The information is subject to change, he said, adding that “we ask that you keep checking back to the Hackettstown Police Department Facebook page and twitter page for up-to-date information. Information will also be sent out on our NIXLE Alerting System.”
In other police department news, the Hackettstown Police Department was involved in the 2014 “Click It or Ticket” campaign and Sgt. Tynan said the results are as follows: “During the two week campaign there were 123 tickets issued for drivers, front seat passengers or backseat passengers not wearing their seatbelts.”
“There were 4 speeding tickets, 21 cell phone tickets, 1 careless driving ticket, 1 DUI Arrest, 1 DWI Arrest, 5 suspended driver tickets and 105 tickets issued for other moving and non-moving violations,” he noted.


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