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Drunk Driving Grant Wanted in Bridgewater

Town Council also moving forward with road improvements near the middle school.

What follows is an account of actions taken on Nov. 8 by the Bridgewater Township Council, which, while not breaking news, are still of note.

Township to submit grant for drunk driving crackdown

The township council unanimously approved a resolution to submit a grant application to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety for its Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2012 Year End Crackdown.

The grant application is for $4,400.

“This is for directed patrols for removing drivers who are driving under the influence,” said township administrator James Naples.

Naples said the police department will prepare a detailed report afterward about how many people have been cited based on the grant.

“We have been successful in the last two years with this grant,” he said.

Township offers contract for road improvements

The council approved a resolution for road improvements from the Somerville Road-Foothill Road area to the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School.

The contract was awarded to DeSantis Construction Inc., and is for the school exit driveway project.

The contract is for $83,872.64.

“This is one of the road improvement projects that were cited in the capital improvement tour,” said township administrator James Naples. “We expect to get to work on it this year, weather permitting.”

“Otherwise the contract allows us to extend into the spring,” he added.

The project will include resurfacing and incidental work.

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