New Brunswick Traffic Changes for University Event

 Parking and traffic changes in New Brunswick and Piscataway will be in effect on Sunday due to Rutgers University’s Unite Half Marathon.

Rutgers police issued a traffic alert Friday that warned of delays and traffic congestion in the area and suggest that travelers plan accordingly.

The event takes place annually at Rutgers University and is sponsored by United Health Care. The 13.1-miles course traverses the Livingston, Buschm and College Avenue campuses.

According to the Rutgers Police traffic advisory, restrictions will begin on Sunday at 4 a.m. where there will be no parking between Buccleauch Park and Seminary Place on the College Avenue Campus.

All vehicles that violate parking instructions are subject to being ticketed and towed.

All roads on College Avenue Campus are expected to open back up at 1 p.m. on Sunday except for Seminary Place, which will reopen at 3 p.m. the same day.

All roads used for the marathon will be closed at approximately 7:30 a.m. Sunday, which include:

Busch Campus: Bartholomew Road, Davidson Road, Scarlet Knight Way, Sutphen Road, Brett Road

Livingston Campus: Avenue E, Road 702, Road 3, Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Postal Plaza

College Avenue Campus: Landing Lane, George Street, College Avenue


Rutgers Police are offering alternative driving directions for many of the roads.

To Busch Campus: Hoes Lane West to Frelinghuysen Road to Allison Road. Parking will be available in the parking lots on Taylor Road and further back.

To Livingston Campus: River Road to Cedar Lane to Road 2 to Suttons Lane to Road 3. Lot 105 will be open for event parking.

College Avenue Campus: Hamilton Street, George Street & Easton Avenue will remain open and accessible for the event. Since the marathon route has the George Street Extension, College Avenue between Buccleauch Park and Hamilton Streets, the streets are subject to closures and detours.


More information about the Unite Half Marathon can be found on its web site.


By: Dana Campbell