HARDWICK TWP, NJ (Warren County)— In a press release on Wednesday, Warren County officials said that, despite significant rainfall recently, the County’s road division still projects to finish work by July 10th on a temporary fix for County Road 659, portions of which have been under inches of water since early Spring.
The part of the road with the worst flooding, directly in front of the former Hardwick House, is now lined with concrete barriers and filled with a raised gravel base layer.
Until work is complete, the County advised that motorists should continue to use Millbrook Road and Stillwater Road as detours.
The road was raised with gravel and opened to traffic earlier this year after its original closure, but subsequent rains made it impassable once again and prompted the County to close it a second time, pending completion of the work now underway.
Despite the inconvenience to area residents of a flooded road, some seemed to make light of it by placing a mannequin dressed as a fisherman next to the road, complete with fishing rod in hand.