Lawrence Township News for Upcoming Week June 18-24, 2016

The following is a weekly notice from Lawrence Township:

Weekend Road Work on Princeton Pike

Trenton Water Works will be paving a portion of Princeton Pike (adjacent to Franklin Corner Road) this Saturday, June 18th.  Work will start at 8:00 a.m. and be completed by the end of the day.  Please plan an alternate route.

Lawrence Township Summer Camps – Not Too Late To Register

Spots are still available for the Park Camps, Travel Camps (first session only), Sport Camps, Art and Theater Camps, Tennis Camps and Safety Town. Registration can be done online, by phone or in person by visiting the Recreation Office. For more information about camp fees, schedules and registration, please visit

Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration

Mark your calendar for the Lawrence Township fireworks at Rider University on Friday, July 1, 2016.  You may go to our website for more information:

Rabid Fox in Lawrence Township

Earlier this week, the Lawrence Township Health Department was notified of a fox in the area of Baker Basin Road and Basin Road in Lawrence Township… for more, click here.

Tick Bite Prevention

Residents are reminded at this time of year when more time is spent enjoying being outdoors, to take precautions to prevent tick bites.  Tickborne diseases, which are spread by tick bites, include Lyme Disease, Ehrlichinosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Here are a few actions you should take to help prevent tick bites:

  • When going outside, protect yourself and your children with bug repellent.  Always follow the label directions carefully for safe use of bug repellents.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.  Tuck your pants into  your socks to keep ticks away from your skin.
  • Avoid walking in high grass and along brush and bushes where ticks live.  Avoid sitting directly in the grass and on the ground.  When returning from outdoor activities, always check yourself and your children for ticks.  A thorough tick check is important to locate ticks before they attach to your body and bite.

Mosquito Control – Safeguarding County Residents

With a warm spring arriving on the heels of a mild winter this year, residents are being cautioned that mosquito season is expected to start earlier than usual.  Mercer County conducts a highly sophisticated mosquito control program to safeguard the health of county residents. Please go to our website to see the full article from the Mercer County Mosquito Control Commission.

Road Work

Roadwork continues on Carter Road. The bridge over the Shipetaukin Creek on Carter Road is being replaced. During this construction project Carter Road will be closed to all traffic.  Please go to the website for additional details:

Roadwork and lane closures continue on Route 1 between the Brunswick Circle and Lake Drive. Please use caution this area.

What You Need to Know About Coyotes and Foxes

Despite being one of the most successful urban mammals, many people are surprised to see a coyote or fox in their backyard and that surprise often leads to panic.  The good news is that there really is not much to worry about. For more details about these animals go to:

Yard Waste Collection

The week of June 20 is Zone 3 for yard waste pickup.  Please be considerate and place your items on the curb ONLY if you are in  Zone 3.

Material shall be placed in an area on the street not greater than four feet (4′) from the edge of the pavement.  Trees greater than 8-inches caliper may not be disposed of through curbside collection.  Materials shall not be piled greater than three feet (3′) in height.  Once the collection truck has collected your street, they will not return until next month’s collection.

If you are unsure about your zone or need to see additional details regarding zone pickup, go to the Public Works page on our website:

Lawrence Township Eco-Waste Collection Program

Lawrence Township continues to offer an optional recycling program that allows residents the opportunity to compost their organic waste. Removing organic materials from the waste stream will reduce the amount of trash that is taken to the landfill. According to the EPA, food scraps and yard waste make up 20 to 30 percent of the waste stream.

The Cost is $12.00 per month which will rise to $17.00 per month once grant funding is exhausted.  This price includes a 32-gallon recycle cart. If you are interested, please complete the enrollment form:

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