Sheriff's Office Adopts Rtes. 518 & 601

Sheriff’s Office Adopts Rtes. 518 & 601

Posted on September 27, 2018

Photo Above: (From Left to Right) Capt. Mark Szczecina, Sheriff’s Officer Dave Daneker, Montgomery Township Administrator Donato Nieman, Montgomery Lt. James Gill, Lt. Alan Santoro, Sheriff Frank Provenzano, Somerset County Freeholder Mark Caliguire, Col. Richard Borden, Montgomery Mayor Christine Madrid, Montgomery Capt. Thomas Wain, Col. Roy Gandolfe and Detective Giacomo Crismale stand with Montgomery’s new Adopt-A-Road sign.

Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano, in partnership with the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, continues to provide cleaner county roadways for Somerset County residents.

Sheriff Provenzano and Freeholder Mark Caliguire, accompanied by Montgomery Mayor Christine Madrid and Montgomery Township Administrator Donato Nieman, kicked off a fourth Adopt-A-Road location Sept.19 for the intersection of Routes 518 and 601 in Montgomery Township.

“The Adopt-A-Road program allows organizations and individuals to help the county provide safe, attractive, litter-free roadways within their communities,” Sheriff Provenzano said. “In 2016, we kicked off our Adopt-A-Road program at four locations: at Cedar Grove Lane and Amwell Road in Franklin, at Burnt Mills Road and Route 202-206 in Bedminster, on Somerset Street in front of the North Plainfield Police Department, and along Somerset Street in Raritan near the John Basilone Memorial Statue.

“We started our road-cleaning project in Montgomery on Sept. 22, and we’re continuing to survey county roads to find out where the services are needed,” he said. “The cleanup will be provided by Somerset County inmates, which is an excellent way of utilizing jail resources to support our community at no cost to the taxpayers.”

“The Adopt-A-Road initiative is a dedicated beautification project that benefits our businesses and our residents,” Freeholder Caliguire said. “It also ties in with our goals of environmental protection and sustainability.”

“Routes 518 and 601 are heavily traveled in Montgomery, so our town really appreciates the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office for adopting these roadways to keep them attractive and trash-free. Thank you!” said Mayor Christine Madrid.

The Somerset Sheriff’s Office will clean a stretch of the adopted county roads on a monthly basis. The Sheriff’s Office has been cleaning roads, ballparks, streams and other areas in the county for over 20 years at the request of municipalities.

“Our goal with Adopt-A-Road program is to help keep our communities clean, help taxpayers save money, and remind people not to litter,” Sheriff Provenzano said.

Source: Somerset County Office of Public Information